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 Justine Greening Justine Greening The Economic Secretary to the Treasury 2:30, 3 March 2011

The hon. Gentleman has raised a couple of interesting points. In setting up the new corporate body for the NAO we need to ensure that the other laws into which it needs to fit are amended as appropriate. This part of the schedule contains a series of consequential technical amendments to existing legislation, which ensure that the establishment of the new NAO on a statutory footing fits into the existing legal framework of other Acts.

The hon. Gentleman has briefly mentioned IPSA. The qualification to be a board member was apparently defined by the reference to qualification to be able to audit the NAO.