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Audit Committee 28 April 2011

There will be a meeting of the Audit Committee in the Boardroom, National Park Office, Murley Moss, Kendal on 28 April 2011 at 10 am.

Members of the committee:

Mr J G Thompson (Chairman), Dr A J Barker, Mr W Barr, Mr N Clarkson, Mr S Collins, Ms J H Cooke, Mr J S Holliday, Mr T S A Lowther, 1 vacancy

Also invited to attend:

Deputy Chairman of the Authority: Mr J M Hayton


Part One

1 Apologies

To receive and record apologies from members of the Committee who cannot attend.

2 Minutes

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting held on 16 December 2010. 2010_12_16 Audit Minutes (pdf)

3 Chairman's Announcements

The Chairman to announce the fire safety instructions to all attendees.

4 Declarations of Interest

Members should declare any personal or prejudicial interests. These are described in the Code of Conduct adopted by the Authority on 16 July 2007 and in the Authority Handbook.

Standards for England advises that members should state the nature of any prejudicial interest (defined at paragraph 10 of the Code of Conduct) so it can be recorded in the minutes.

5 Questions

To answer any questions raised under Standing Order 14(2) relating to the business of the Committee.

6 Public Participation

There are no public questions, petitions or deputations relating to the business of the Committee for this meeting.

Reports are enclosed for the following items:

7 2011_04_28 External Audit Update (pdf)

2011_04_28 External Audit Update Annex 1 (pdf)

2011_04_28 External Audit Update Annex 2 (pdf)

8 2011_04_28 Internal Audit Proposed Plan 2011-12 (pdf)

9 2011_04_28 Changes to Accounting Policies and the Statement of Accounts (pdf)

2011_04_28 Changes to Accounting Policies and the Statement of Accounts Annex 3 (pdf)

10 2011_04_28 Annual Governance Review 2010-2011 (pdf)

2011_04_28 Annual Governance Review 2010-2011 Annex 5 (pdf)

The Committee will consider the following RESOLUTION:

Under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972 the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items.  This is because exempt information, as defined in Schedule 12A of the Act, may be disclosed during discussions.

Part Two

11 Internal Audit Report Recommendations Update

Access to Information - Local Government Act 1972 (As amended)

Agenda and Reports

Anyone can have a copy of the agenda and non-confidential reports before the meeting.  We will also make copies available for people to refer to at the meeting.

Background Papers

Anyone can make arrangements to see the list of background papers at Murley Moss between 9.00 am and 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday. Address details are in Contact Us. We cannot make background papers available for confidential papers.