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Corporate Governance Committee

21 November 2006

A meeting of the Corporate Governance Committee which you are requested to attend will be held on Wednesday 21 November 2006 at 10.00hrs in the Conference Room, Devon & Cornwall Police Authority, Endeavour House, Woodwater Park, Exeter to consider the items as detailed on the Agenda given below.

Any papers listed as "to follow", urgent items or supplementary papers will be made available as soon as possible and in any event at least 30 minutes before the start of the meeting.

S G Davey
Chief Executive & Clerk
To The Police Authority

Meeting agenda

Opening Sessions

  1. Apologies
    To receive apologies for absence from Members unable to attend the meeting.
  2. Declarations of Interests
    To receive any declarations from Members / Officers of personal and / or prejudicial interest in respect of matters for consideration at this meeting, together with the appropriate statement on the nature of any such declared interests.
  3. Minutes
    To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 19 September 2006 as a correct record.
  4. Audit? Commission - Annual Audit Letter
    The purpose of the Annual Audit Letter is to summarise the key issues arising from the work that the
    Audit Commission has carried out during the year.
  5. Internal Audit Plan 2006/07 Progress Report
    The report provides a summary of internal audit activity for the first six months of 2006/07.
  6. Continuous Auditing of Key Financial Statistics
    The Internal Audit Manager will make a presentation overview of the principles and practices of continuous auditing with illustrated examples
  7. Post Implementation Review of Risk Management
    The internal Audit Manager will give a presentation providing overview of the principles and practices of continuous auditing with illustrated examples
  8. Proposals for a Review of the Effectiveness of Internal Audit
    There is a requirement in the revised Audit Code of Practice for a review of the effectiveness of internal audit in support of the Statement of Internal Control. The Internal audit Manager will make a presentation proposing a number of approaches to complying with this requirement
  9. Report on CIPFA Better Governance Forum 10 November 2006
    The Assistant Chief Executive and the Internal Audit Manager will be attending the CIPFA Better Governance Forum and will provide feedback from that event. To follow
  10. Closed Items
    (Items which may be considered by the Committee with only Members of the Police Authority, appropriate Officers and expert advisors present, on the grounds that exempt / confidential information may be disclosed.)

    Recommended that the Agenda items detailed in the table below be considered as closed items

    Agenda Item No Report Title Relevant Act Relevant Section
    10 Response to Internal Audit Report on Firearms Freedom of Information Act 2000 S.22 - Information intended for future publication
  11. Response to Internal Audit Report on Firearms

The Committee will be updated in an oral report, regarding the implementation of audit report recommendations on Firearms Asset Management.

Committee Members: M Bull, C Bulley, G Hicks, C Wallin

If you require any further information regarding this meeting please contact: Joy Norris: email

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