Schedule 5

Part of Budget Responsibility and National Audit Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:30 pm on 3 March 2011.

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Photo of Chris Leslie Chris Leslie Shadow Minister (Treasury) 2:30, 3 March 2011

I have only a minor point, which is probably the final point in the debate on the Bill. I am curious because page 38 contains a number of changes to the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, and simultaneously IPSA is mentioned in paragraph 33. As hon. Members know, I should not have mentioned that acronym in Committee. That now means that the sky will fall in and the performance has been jinxed.

The provisions stretch quite a long way. Am I correct in presuming that the NAO has a role in auditing IPSA? I note that a provision is made about some of the board members of IPSA needing certain qualifications to be eligible, and I am not sure whether that has been spotted in the past. I raise this only because I thought that it would be interesting to Members.