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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer who the Finance Director of (a) the Treasury, (b) the Inland Revenue Trust, (c) Customs and Excise, (d) the Government Actuary's Department, (e) the Crown Estate, (f) the Royal Mint, (g) the Office of National Statistics, (h) National Savings and Investments and (i) Inland Revenue is; what accountancy qualifications each Director holds; and on how many occasions there has been a qualified opinion on (i) the resource accounts and (ii) other accounts of each in the last five years.
The answer is as follows.
|Department||Finance Director||Accountancy qualifications|
|HM Treasury||Mrs Hilary Douglas (Managing Director, Corporate Services)||None, but supported by a fully qualified Head of Finance|
|Ms Mary Keegan (from 1 September 2004)||Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants|
|Customs and Excise||Ms Alison French||None, but supported by a qualified and experienced team|
|Government Actuary's Department||Mrs Kirn Clegg||Associate, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants|
|The Crown Estate||Mr John Lelliott||Fellow, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants|
|The Royal Mint||Mr Huw Edwards||Associate, Institute of Chartered Accountants|
|Office for National Statistics||Mr Peter Murphy||None|
|National Savings and Investments||Mr Trevor Bayley||Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants|
|Inland Revenue and The Inland Revenue Trust||Mr Stephen Jones||None|
As to the qualification of the accounts of the Chancellor's departments, I refer the hon. Member to the accounts themselves.