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Meeting of the Council held on 12/12/2006
Minutes of the Audit Committee 28th November 2006



Audit 5
28.11.06
WAVERLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL

MINUTES OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE – 28TH NOVEMBER 2006

SUBMITTED TO THE COUNCIL MEETING – 12TH DECEMBER 2006

(To be read in conjunction with the Agenda for the Meeting)

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Mr M H W Band (Chairman)
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Dr P M Marriott
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Mr P J Nicholson (Vice-Chairman)
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Mr A E B Taylor-Smith
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Mrs S R Jacobs
* Present

The meeting was preceded by a second Audit Committee Workshop for Committee Members facilitated by the Audit Commission

10. MINUTES

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 26th September 2006 were confirmed and signed.

11. DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

There were no interests raised under this heading.
PART I – RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE COUNCIL

There were no matters falling within this category.
PARTS II AND III – MATTERS OF REPORT

Background Papers

The background papers relating to the following report items in Parts II and III are as specified in the agenda for the Audit Committee.

Part II – Matters Reported in Detail for the Information of the Council

There were no matters falling within this category.

Part III – Brief Summaries of Other Matters Dealt With

12. INTERNAL AUDIT – COMPLIANCE WITH CODE OF PRACTICE (Appendix A)

The Audit Manager informed the Committee that, whilst the Internal Audit Section is compliant with the current Code of Practice published by CIPFA, a revised version of the Code was expected to be published in December.

RESOLVED that
13. PROGRESS AGAINST THE 2006/07 INTERNAL AUDIT PLAN (Appendix B)

The Committee considered the report outlining progress against the 2006/07 Internal Audit Plan and made some suggestions about possible items to be included on the Plan for 2007/08. The Audit Manager explained that it would not be possible to achieve the whole of Plan for 2006/07 within existing resources but confirmed to the Committee that any matters not completed in this Council year would be considered for early commencement in the 2007 Plan.

14. PROCESS FOR THE CONDUCT OF AN INTERNAL AUDIT REVIEW (Appendix C)

The Audit Manager explained how the process for undertaking an audit review worked and how it met the requirements of the Code of Practice.

RESOLVED that

15. STATEMENT ON INTERNAL CONTROL (Appendix D)

The Committee considered a report highlighting progress against the Statement on Internal Control agreed by the Executive in June 2006. The Assistant Director of Finance informed members that a comprehensive list of the Council’s approved Strategies would be produced in time to be reviewed by the Committee at its next meeting.

16. DIRECTION OF TRAVEL SELF ASSESSMENT 2005/06 (Appendix E)

RESOLVED that the contents of the report and the Self-Assessment be noted.
The meeting commenced at 8.00 p.m. and concluded at 9.19 p.m.




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