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Minutes & Agendas

Audit & Standards Committee

To all members of the Audit & Standards Committee:-

Councillors Jim Finn (Chair), Colin Cameron, Ian Cochrane, Michael Cullen, Maureen Devlin, Marie McGurk, David Shearer and Appointed Members Brian Davidson, Ann Faulds and Jim McNally.

Dear Member

Audit & Standards Committee –22 February 2019

I request your attendance at a meeting of the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport’s Audit & Standards Committee to be held at 9.30am on Friday, 22 February 2019 in the Boardroom, ground floor, 131 St Vincent Street, Glasgow for the purpose of considering the undernoted business.

Yours sincerely

Valerie Davidson

Secretary

direct dial: 0141 333 3298

Business

Item Document name Page Number
1 Apologies N/A
2 Declaration of Interest in terms of the Ethical Standards in public Life etc (Scotland) Act 2000 – Members are asked at this stage to declare any interests
they may have in any of the items on the agenda. Members making a declaration of interest are reminded of the requirement to disclose the existence and nature of that interest.
N/A
3 Minute of previous meeting on 30 November 2018 1-7
4 External Audit – Scott Moncrieff Report: External Audit Plan 2018/19
Appendix 1
9-45
5 Conclusion of previously reported theft of SPT property – Report by Assistant Chief Executive 47-48
6 Corporate Risk Register update – Report by Assistant Chief Executive
Appendix 1
49-52
7 Assurance Framework update – Report by Assistant Chief Executive
Appendix 1
53-58
8 Local Code of Corporate Governance update – Report by Assistant Chief Executive
Appendix 1
59-62
9 Core financial systems review of payroll administration– Report by Assistant Chief Executive

63-65
10 Regularity audit of contract variations – Report by Assistant Chief Executive

67-69
11 Regularity audit of complaints handling and reporting – Report by Assistant Chief Executive

71-76
12 Engagement follow up performance December 2018 to February 2019 – Report by Assistant Chief Executive
Appendix 1
169-171
13 Internal Audit plan 2019/20 – Report by Assistant Chief Executive
Appendix 1
173-175
14 Audit and Standards Committee work plan 2019/20 – Report by Assistant Chief Executive
Appendix 1
Appendix 2
Appendix 3
87-98
15 Audit Scotland report: Local government in Scotland – financial overview 2017/18 – Report by Assistant Chief Executive
Appendix 1
Appendix 2
99-145
16 Public reporting complaints statistics 2018/19 – Quarter 3 – Report by Assistant Chief Executive 147-149
17 Members and Directors expenses 2018/19 – Report by Assistant Chief Executive
Appendix 1
Appendix 2
151-154
18 Whistleblowing report– Report by Assistant Chief Executive 155-166

It is proposed that the press and public be excluded for item 18 above, it being considered that otherwise there would be disclosure to them of exempt information in terms of paragraphs 6 and 10 of Part 1 of Schedule 7a to the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973.