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Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts

 

 

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The Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts is one of 10 permanent committees of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. The Committee reviews 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 may also follow-up with audited government organizations on the status of the implementation of audit report recommendations.

Terms of Reference

​On February 26, 2024 the Legislative Assembly agreed that all reports of the Auditor General of British Columbia transmitted to the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly be deemed referred to the Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts. For greater certainty, the following exceptions are provided:

  1. the report referred to in section 22 of the Auditor General Act (S.B.C. 2003, c. 2) shall be referred to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services; and
  2. reports of the Auditor General respecting the Legislative Assembly prepared under the provisions of the Legislative Assembly Management Committee Act (R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 258) shall be referred to the Legislative Assembly Management Committee.

That the Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts be the Committee referred to in sections 10, 13 and 14 of the Auditor General Act (S.B.C. 2003, c. 2).

That, in addition to the powers previously conferred upon the Select Standing Committees of the House, the Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts be empowered to:

  1. appoint of its number one or more subcommittees and to refer to such subcommittees any of the matters referred to the Committee and to delegate to the subcommittees all or any of its powers except the power to report directly to the House;

  2. 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. adjourn from place to place as may be convenient; and

  4. retain personnel as required to assist the Committee.

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

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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Meeting: Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20240403-publicaccounts-1915Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts<p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/5th-session/pac/2024-04-03/OAG_Report_Summary-Financial-Statements-Audit-Supporting-MLAs.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General report, <em>Summary Financial Statements Audit: Supporting the Role of MLAs </em>(November 2023)</a><br></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/5th-session/pac/2024-04-03/OAG_RAAG_Summary-Financial-Statements-Audit-Supporting-MLAs.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General, Report at a Glance, <em>Summary Financial Statements Audit: Supporting the Role of MLAs</em></a><br></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/5th-session/pac/2024-04-03/FIN_Presentation_Summary-Financial-Statements-Audit-Supporting-MLAs.pdf" target="_blank">Ministry of Finance presentation, <em>Summary Financial Statements Audit: Supporting the Role of MLAs</em></a><br></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/5th-session/pac/2024-04-03/OAG-Report_BCs-2022-23-Summary-Financial-Statements-Areas-of-Interest.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General report, <em>The Audit of B.C.’s 2022/23 Summary Financial Statements: Areas of Interest </em>(March 2024)</a><br></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/5th-session/pac/2024-04-03/OAG_RAAG_BCs-2022-23-Summary-Financial-Statements-Areas-of-Interest.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General, Report at a Glance, <em>The Audit of B.C.’s 2022/23 Summary Financial Statements: Areas of Interest</em></a><br></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/5th-session/pac/2024-04-03/FIN_Presentation_BCs-2022-23-Summary-Financial-Statements-Areas-of-Interest.pdf" target="_blank">Ministry of Finance presentation, <em>The Audit of B.C.’s 2022/23 Summary Financial Statements: Areas of Interest</em></a></p>4/4/2024 2:15:00 AMMeeting: Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts

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