Annual Reports

PC&PE: The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has recently criticised Research Councils UK’s (RCUK) for failures in its communication of its open access policy.  

The report says the previous lack of clarity about RCUK’s policy & guidance was ‘unacceptable’. The report calls on RCUK to monitor the effects of open access in its autumn 2014 review and beyond.
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PC&PE: In a new report, the Procedure Committee invites the House to expand the tabling of explanatory statements on amendments to all bills at both Committee and Report stage from the start of the 2013–14 Session.
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NAO: Amyas Morse, Comptroller & Auditor General, has refused to fully sign off the 2011-12 accounts of the Department for Culture, Media & Sport.  The C&AG’s audit opinion was qualified due to the Department’s accounts not accurately reflecting the value of certain assets held within the Group. The BBC has indicated to the Department that it will supply figures on a fair value basis for future years.
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WA: Since its introduction in 2003, significant sums of money have been spent implementing an amended NHS consultant contract in Wales.  Despite this, the intended benefits for the health service are not being fully realised, largely because of weaknesses in consultants' job planning arrangements.  

Those are the conclusions of a report published recently by the Auditor General for Wales.
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