Local Government: Standards

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 5th May 2009.

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Photo of Keith Simpson Keith Simpson Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 27 April 2009, Official Report, column 877W, on corporate improvement boards, what Audit Commission Use of Resources score each local authority received in (a) 2006, (b) 2007 and (c) 2008; which local authorities have had their annual accounts qualified either in whole or in part in the last four years; and how much support each local authority has received for corporate or financial improvement purposes from their local regional improvement and efficiency partnership in each of the last two years.

Photo of John Healey John Healey Minister of State (Department of Communities and Local Government) (Local Government)

The following table shows Use of Resources each relevant local authority received in (a) 2006, (b) 2007 and (c) 2008.

Audit c ommission use of resources judgment
Local authority (a) 2006 (b) 2007 (c) 2008
Uttlesford 2 1 1
Thurrock 2 2 2
Dacorum 2 1 1
Great Yarmouth 1 1 2
Norwich City 1 1 2
Waveney 2 1 1
Wellingborough 3 2 2
Haringey 3 3 3
Liverpool 2 1 2
Mid Devon 1 1 2
Forest of Dean 2 2 1
Tewkesbury 2 2 2
Mendip 2 2 2
West Somerset 1 1 1
Stoke-on-Trent 2 2 3
Bromsgrove 2 2 2
Cornwall Fire and Rescue Authority 3 2 2

We do not hold information on which local authorities have its accounts qualified.

The Regional Improvement and Efficiency Partnerships (RIEPs) are devolved partnerships of councils and other local services. Information on support each local authority has received for corporate or financial improvement purposes is not held centrally.

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