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National Audit Office

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Public Accounts Commission – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 3rd July 2006.

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Photo of Alan Williams Alan Williams Labour, Swansea West 2:30 pm, 3rd July 2006

That is really a matter for the Public Accounts Committee, rather than the Public Accounts Commission, but one is bound to feel that what we have read about is the latest in a series of disastrous performances by the CSA, which reflect what I suspect is the unpleasant experience of too many of our constituents. Our first inquiry, which was conducted a long time ago, discovered that—unbelievably—the CSA was set up with just one quarter of the staff that it required. Ever since then, it has never recovered.