The Audit Committee ensures that proper and thorough scrutiny is given to the Assembly’s expenditure and that the Assembly and other public bodies operate to the highest possible standards in the management of their financial affairs. It does this so that the people of Wales can be confident that their money is being spent wisely and well.
The Audit Committee examines reports prepared by the Auditor General for Wales on the accounts of the Assembly and other public bodies and on the economy, efficiency and effectiveness with which the Assembly has used its resources in discharging its functions. The Committee makes specific inquiries into issues of interest or concern arising from these reports. In doing so it may hear evidence from the responsible accounting officers and other civil servants and call for relevant papers. It then reports and makes recommendations on its findings. In conducting its inquiries, the Committee cannot question the merits of the policy objectives of the Assembly or other body under review.
The National Assembly’s Standing Order 12 provides full details of the Committee.
The Committee meets once a month during term time. Committee information, including agendas, papers and minutes, can be accessed using the links on the left of this page.