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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-12329: Michelle Ballantyne (South Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 6 November 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to Audit Scotland's findingĀ that some integration authorities submitted late financial information to NHS boards for the 2016-17 accounts process and that thisĀ could not be included in the draft accounts.

Answered by: Shona Robison 20 November 2017

All Boards were able to obtain the necessary financial information from the relevant integration authorities for inclusion in the final accounts. All Boards received an unqualified audit opinion for the 2016-17 annual accounts.

It is important to note that 2016-17 was the first full year that integration authorities were fully operational. Areas for improvement are being identified and addressed as part of the approach to be taken by relevant bodies for subsequent years.