By Robert Black, Auditor General for ScotlandAudit Scotland, the new auditing body, plays an important role in supporting the democratic procedures of the Scottish Parliament. It holds to account the Executive and reports on the management of public bodies. Because it is the sole auditing body it will be able to undertake cross-cutting studies of a number of organisations. The author explains how the new arrangements will find out how good is performance and how continuous improvement can be ensured.
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