What the committee wants
The PAC recommends:
The government reviews the role and responsibility of its officials appointed to sit on governing bodies and committees of statutory bodies or publicly funded organisations.
The committee strongly urges:
The government reviews how it can ensure that controlling officers for publicly funded statutory organisations effectively perform their roles and responsibilities;
The administration take measures to ensure that those appointed as members of governing bodies of publicly funded statutory organisations are fully aware of their roles and responsibilities;
The government acts to ensure that the chief executive officers of publicly funded organisations have a good understanding of the legislation and government rules relevant to their organisations;
The chief secretary examines how the government can ensure that good corporate governance and management are put in place in publicly funded statutory organisations.