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HISTORIC PRESS RELEASE : Andrew Smith announces leader of Review of Central Government Audit [April 2000]

The press release issued by HM Treasury on 20 April 2000.

Lord Colin Sharman has been appointed to lead a review into the arrangements for audit and accountability for central government, Chief Secretary to the Treasury Andrew Smith MP, announced today.

The review will cover the modernising Government agenda, audit/valuation of performance measures, the implications of devolution, the wider European context, with particular reference to European Directives affecting audit arrangements, possible models from other countries, and the relationship with other audit and regulatory bodies.

Andrew Smith confirmed the appointment in response to a written Parliamentary Question from Barbara Follett MP today. Commenting he said:

“I am pleased to confirm therefore that Lord Sharman, a former senior partner at KPMG International, has been appointed to lead the review.

“This is a great opportunity for Parliament and Government to work together to make sure transparency and accountability go hand in hand with the modernising Government agenda.

“I look forward to seeing the results of the review later this year.”