Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2012/2013

Date: Monday, 25 June 2012

Venue: Room 106, Parliament Buildings

1. APOLOGIES

1.1 No apologies were received.   

2. DECLARATION OF INTERESTS

2.1 There were no declarations of interests.

3. ASSEMBLY RESOURCE ACCOUNTS 2011-12

3.1 Paula McClintock reported that no significant adjustments had been required to the financial statements.  However, a number of minor adjustments had been identified and made since the first draft of the accounts had been presented.  

3.2 Louise Mason advised SARC members that the NIAO would be recommending to the Comptroller and Auditor General that he certify the 2011-12 financial statements with an unqualified audit opinion, without modification.  SARC members considered the draft Report to those Charged with Governance and noted that there were no priority one issues arising from the audit.         

3.3 SARC members noted the procurement compliance report produced to tie in with the signing of the accounts.

3.4 SARC members recommended that the Clerk/Director General should sign the Resource Accounts 2011-12.

ACTION: TREVOR REANEY

3.5 The SARC Chair and the Clerk/Director General thanked the Secretariat and NIAO staff involved for delivering the accounts to timetable.

4. A.O.B.

4.1 Colm McKenna advised SARC that Douglas Bain had tendered his resignation as an independent member with effect from 16 September 2012.  Those present thanked Douglas for his contribution to SARC and wished him well in his new role as Commissioner for Standards.

5. DATE OF NEXT MEETING

5.1 To be agreed.

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