Annual Reports

NAO: Amyas Morse, the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG), has qualified his audit opinion on the Arts Council England's 2010-11 Grant-in-Aid financial statements and the Lottery financial statements.
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MoJHMP East Sutton Park provides very good outcomes for the women it holds and the public as a whole, according to a report of an announced inspection of the women’s open prison in Kent.
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PC&PE: The civil service has made progress in recognising the importance of engineering according to a new report from the Science and Technology committee, but MPs remain concerned that few examples of good practice were highlighted across Government Departments.
 
Although the Government has formed the Government Science and Engineering (GSE) community, it is still unclear how many engineers are employed in the civil service and whether enough engineers are engaged in policy development.
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PC&PE: The Backbench Business Committee has recently published a special report outlining the experiences of the Committee and setting out options for its future operation.  Since the Committee was set-up in June 2010, backbench MPs have had the opportunity for the very first time to bring forward debates of their choice.

The report reflects on the challenges the Committee has faced, principally the shortage of back-bench time available, the demands generated by e-petitions, and the difficulty in scheduling debates in advance.
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OFT: OFT recommendations to improve cancellation rights have saved consumers about £8.5m a year in doorstep sales, according to an independent evaluation. The evaluation by GHK Consulting looked at the impact of the OFT's 2004 market study into doorstep sales.  The study focused on legitimate rather than 'rogue' or 'bogus' doorstep traders.
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