Leaving the EU: Value-for-money Scrutiny

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Public Accounts Commission – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th April 2017.

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Photo of Edward Leigh Edward Leigh Conservative, Gainsborough 12:00 am, 20th April 2017

I assure my hon. Friend that, among the many opportunities provided by Brexit, there is a chance to revise the National Audit Office’s work programme. In fact, it is determined by the Comptroller and Auditor General and is regularly revised. Taking back control and leaving the EU will be a major task for Departments, but of course some Departments will be more affected by Brexit than others. The NAO is keeping in close touch with all Departments as they make their Brexit preparations. That is likely to mean additional work for the NAO, not least the audit of the new Department for Exiting the European Union.