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Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts

 

 

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Welcome

The Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts is one of nine permanent all-party committees of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. The Committee reviews and reports to the Legislative Assembly on the audit reports of the Auditor General of British Columbia, providing a public forum for the scrutiny of the economy, effectiveness, and efficiency of government organizations. The Committee also reviews the follow-up action plans by audited government organizations implementing report recommendations.

Terms of Reference

On July 8, 2013, the Legislative Assembly agreed:

  1. That the reports of the Auditor General of British Columbia deposited with the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly during the First Session of the Fortieth Parliament be deemed referred to the Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts, with the exception of the report referred to in section 22 of the Auditor General Act (S.B.C. 2003, c.2). which is referred to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services, and in addition that the following reports of the Auditor General of British Columbia be referred to the Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts:
  • Summary Report: Results of Completed Projects (December 2011)
  • Development Initiative Trusts: An Audit of Legislative Compliance and Public Accountability Practices in the Three Statutory Trusts (April 2012)
  • Audits of Two P3 Projects in the Sea-to-Sky Corridor (July 2012)
  • The Status of IT Controls in British Columbia's Public Sector: an analysis of audit findings (July 2012)
  • Follow-up Report: Updates on the implementation of recommendations from recent reports (October 2012)
  • Summary Report: Results of Completed Projects and Other Matters (December 2012)
  • Observations on Financial Reporting: Summary Financial Statements 2011/12 (December 2012)
  • Securing the Justin System: Access and Security Audit at the Ministry of Justice (January 2013)
  • An Audit of Biodiversity in B.C.: Assessing the Effectiveness of Key Tools (February 2013)
  • Health Benefits Operations: Are the Expected Benefits Being Achieved? (February 2013)
  • Striving for Quality, Timely and Safe Patient Care: An Audit of Air Ambulance Services in B.C. (March 2013)
  • An Audit of Carbon Neutral Government (March 2013)
  • Audit of the Evergreen Line Rapid Transit Project (March 2013)
  • Public Sector Board Use of Information in British Columbia 2012: Progress Update Since 2009 (April 2013)
  • School District Board Governance Examinations (April 2013)
  • Follow-up Report: Updates on the Implementation of Recommendations from Recent Reports (April 2013)
  1. That the Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts be the committee referred to in sections 671013 and 14 of the Auditor General Act.

In addition to the powers previously conferred upon the Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts, the Committee be empowered:

  1. to appoint of their number, one or more subcommittees and to refer to such subcommittees any of the matters referred to the Committee;
  2. to sit during a period in which the House is adjourned, during the recess after prorogation until the next following Session and during any sitting of the House;
  3. to adjourn from place to place as may be convenient; and
  4. to retain personnel as required to assist the Committee,

and shall report to the House as soon as possible, or following any adjournment, or at the next following Session, as the case may be; to deposit the original of its reports with the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly during a period of adjournment and upon resumption of the sittings of the House, the Chair shall present all reports to the Legislative Assembly.

Contact Information

Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts
c/o Parliamentary Committees Office
Room 224, Parliament Buildings
Victoria, BC V8V 1X4
Canada

Phone: 250-356-2933 (collect) or 1-877-428-8337 (toll-free)
Fax: 250-356-8172
Email: ClerkComm@leg.bc.ca

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