FOI release

Audit reports conducted by the Immigration and Nationality Directorate, 2001 - 2005

In response to an FOI request for disclosure of a number of internal audit reports carried out in the Home Office’s Immigration and Nationality…

Documents

Final Audit Report on Section 81 Grant Payments in the Asylum and Appeals Policy Directorate (PDF file - 223kb)

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Audit of NASS Cessations (PDF file - 238kb)

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Audit of NASS Vouchers (PDF file - 350kb)

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Audit of NASS Arrivals (PDF file - 274kb)

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Detail

In response to an FOI request for disclosure of a number of internal audit reports carried out in the Home Office’s Immigration and Nationality Directorate since 2001 to the last financial year, the Department has disclosed the following four reports:

Date: Fri Oct 21 12:20:24 BST 2005

We have carried out a review of grant payments, made under s81 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, to the Immigration and Advisory Service (IAS), the Refugee Legal Centre (RLC) and the Law Centre (Northern Ireland) LCNI in accordance with the agreed audit plan for 2001/2002. The total grant approved for 2000/2001 was £15,441,577 of which £ 8,254,429 was allocated to IAS, £ 7,131,078 to RLC and £56,070 to LCNI. This report sets out our findings and recommendations

The objective of this audit was to provide an assurance on the adequacy and effectiveness of the controls in place to ensure effective communications between the relevant parts of the Home Office to enable the efficient cessation of support for asylum seekers.

The emphasis of this audit was to ensure compliance to current procedures and to make recommendations that seek to address any weaknesses in the short term, thus avoiding where possible any major changes.

The objective of this audit was to provide an assurance on the adequacy and effectiveness of the controls established for dealing with asylum seekers to the UK including the assignment of, and payments for, emergency accommodation. The scope of this audit has been designed to dovetail into the scope of our other audit involvement in NASS included in the 2001/02 audit plan.