UKOTP December Forum, Dec 2019
CPA UK hosted the third multilateral Forum of the UK Overseas Territories Project in partnership with the UK National Audit Office (NAO) and the Government Internal Audit Agency (GIAA). The participating delegation comprised of 28 representatives from 10 UK Overseas Territories, with Public Accounts Committee Members, External Auditors and Internal Auditors represented.
UK Parliament Week, Nov 2019
As part of UK Parliament Week, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA UK) organised an engaging discussion on how Select Committees work for us, the public. Prominent speakers explored how Select Committees work, the important role they play in parliamentary scrutiny, and how the public can engage with them, from providing ideas for inquiries through to giving evidence.
Falklands PAC Workshop:, June 2019
As part of the UK Overseas Territories Project, CPA UK coordinated, in partnership with the Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly, a workshop for Members and clerks from the Falkland Islands PAC.
UKOTP Miami Forum, March 2019
As part of its UK Overseas Territories Project, CPA UK hosted a multilateral forum in Miami, attended by PAC Chairs, Clerks as well as Head of Internal and External Audit from across the UK Overseas Territories.The programme explored issues such as the management of large scale projects, conducting inquiries and following-up on recommendations.
CAPAC Regional Workshop Series: Pacific, 19 - 21 February 2019
CPA UK delivered the first in a series of CAPAC workshops in Suva, Fiji from 19 -21 February. Read the report here. The workshop was attended by Chairs, Members and Clerks from 11 Pacific Island Public Accounts Committees. The workshop formed part of CPA UK's work as part of the Commonwealth Partnership for Democracy (CP4D).
Clerk attachment to Bermuda, Feb 2019
The Bermuda Public Accounts Committee (PAC) welcomed Stephen McGinness, Clerk of the House of Commons PAC between 4 and15 February 2019. The attachment was facilitated by the UK Overseas Territories Project (UKOTP). Steve worked alongside the Clerk of the PAC in the Bermuda Parliament and other relevant stakeholders.
Clerk attachment to Cayman, Jan 2019
As part of its UK Overseas Territories Project, CPA UK sent a PAC Clerk to undertake a two-week attachment with the PAC in Cayman Islands. The attachment ran from 7-17 January 2019, and provided bespoke face-to-face assistance in the preparation of inquiry planning, public reporting, and communications with the aim of strengthening the capacity of the committee.