House of Lords Audit Committee

Committee status: The Committee was reappointed on 14 July 2015 and considers internal and external audit reports and management responses and provides advice to the Clerk of the Parliaments (in his role as the Accounting Officer) and senior management on the effectiveness of internal controls.

The Committee also provides advice on risk management, financial good practice, value-for-money and governance, and reviews the annual financial statements and accounts.

The House of Lords Audit Committee was established in 2002, by the House of Lords Offices Committee (Fifth Report, Session 2001-02, HL Paper 105), following a recommendation from a Working Group on Management and Services in the House. The Committee’s membership is appointed by the House Committee.

The Committee meets four times a year and on a further two occasions jointly with the House of Commons Administration Estimate Audit Committee. It reports annually to the House.

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