Business, Innovation and Skills
Stephen Barclay (North East Cambridgeshire, Conservative)
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what expenditure (a) his Department and (b) each public body sponsored by his Department incurred on engaging external audit services in each of the last three years; and to which service providers such payments were made in each year.
Edward Davey (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Employment Relations, Consumer and Postal Affairs), Business, Innovation and Skills; Kingston and Surbiton, Liberal Democrat)
The notional and actual fees for auditing the core Department's accounts, and the consolidated accounts of the Department (and the name of the provider), are included in the Department's annual report and accounts which are published each year on the BIS website. Fees for the Department's executive agencies and public bodies sponsored by the Department would be published in the annual accounts of each body.
Expenditure on other external audit services is not held centrally and could be collated only at disproportionate cost.