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Audit Commission

Audit body probing education fund

The Audit Commission has launched a value-for-money investigation into the Quality Education Fund after educational bodies criticised the $5 billion fund for lacking transparency and accountability.

Thursday, 19 July, 2001, 12:00am

Housing official promises flexible approach to designs

The Housing Department has promised to be more flexible in the design of public housing estates in the wake of criticism from the Audit Commission.

But officials doubted that flat production would increase significantly even if planning restrictions were relaxed, as recommended by the commission.

8 May 2001 - 12:00am

Refuse stations 'underused'

The Government could have saved $7.7 million in refuse collection and transport between 1997 and last year if more people had used refuse transfer stations, the Audit Commission report said.

26 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Police prepare to fight pay cut plan

Police officers are stepping up the fight against a proposal to halve the pay of suspended officers. And they say wrongly accused officers are willing to testify in support of their case.

10 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

$19m lost in delays letting out flats

Delays in letting out public housing redevelopment projects resulted in a loss of almost $19 million in rental income, the Audit Commission found.

The commission found the delays were mainly caused by tenants of old estates who refused offers of re-housing. The delays in turn slowed the allocation of flats in new estates, which were left vacant for up to 13 months as a result.

16 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

$14.7m cost of full pay for suspended police

A total of $14.71 million could have been saved in the previous financial year if police under investigation had not been entitled to full pay, a critical Audit Commission report said yesterday.

16 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Extra payments made over bridge design

Extra payments have been made to contractors of two bridges because the Government failed to specify the desired design in advance, the Audit Commission said.

16 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Audit panel criticises job board

The Audit Commission will question the cost-effectiveness of courses run by the Employees' Retraining Board in a report released today.

This is the first time the Employees' Retraining Board, chaired by Executive Councillor Tam Yiu-chung, has been criticised by the commission.

15 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Training body gets new rules

A new memorandum on administrative arrangements is to be created for the Vocational Training Council.

Secretary for Education and Manpower Joseph Wong Wing-ping made the pledge to the Legco Public Accounts Committee following the Audit Commission's criticism of some of the council's management practices.

26 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Poor practices swallow $160 million in revenue

The Vocational Training Council was criticised for poor management practices that led to at least $160 million in lost revenue.

The Audit Commission questioned a host of council practices, including delays in cutting staff gratuity rates, which had cost taxpayers $64 million.

18 Nov 1999 - 12:00am