NAO under Treasury pressure to curb costs

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Chief Treasury Secretary Paul Boateng wrote to Comptroller and Auditor General Sir John Bourn seeking to limit financial audit costs to 2005-06 levels for the next two years, and pressing the case in a letter to the Commission.

MPs approved the NAO’s 2006-07 budget but said they would require a more detailed justification of increases in 2007-08. They pointed out it was the NAO’s duty to ensure additional government spending produced tangible results.

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