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Public Accounts Committee Reports

Part of Committee Business – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 4:30 pm on 29th September 2009.

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Photo of Sammy Wilson Sammy Wilson Shadow Spokesperson (Education), Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury) 4:30 pm, 29th September 2009

I appreciate the Chairperson’s point, but does he recognise that risk taking sometimes means that processes may be cut short and, for example, if a quick decision is required, there may not be an opportunity to tick all the consultation boxes? The emphasis on process sometimes reduces people’s willingness to take risks, because, if the risk does not work out and they are found guilty of cutting the process short, they are subject to criticism in Audit Office reports.