Central government reports 2000/01
A measure of protection - A baseline report on performance measurement in the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency
19 December 2000 for the Auditor General
In his annual assessment of council performance the Controller of Audit, Mr Ronnie Hinds highlights improvements in the delivery of a range of services while also reporting continuing evidence of financial and budgetary control weaknesses. Mr Hinds' report on the 2001/02 financial year was prepared for the Accounts Commission and is published here along with the Commission's findings.
The new Scottish Parliament building - an examination of the management of the Holyrood project
19 September 2000 for the Auditor General
The report concerns the management of the project to provide the new Scottish Parliament building at Holyrood. The examination was undertaken in response to a request in March 2000 from the Convener of the Parliament's Audit Committee and in the light of the increasing costs and slippage in the timetable for completion.
The Agricultural Business Improvement Scheme
26 June 2000 for the Auditor General
Robert Black, the Auditor General for Scotland has reported to the Parliament on the Agricultural Business Improvement Scheme (ABIS). This was an agricultural grant scheme designed to improve the income potential in agriculture, maintain rural jobs and enhance the environment. ABIS was examined by Mr Black at the request of the Parliament’s Audit committee, and following consideration of the scheme by the Rural Affairs committee.