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Celtic SLA: NHSGGC, EDC & SE claim they do not have a copy of the document. Even though they allocated funds or benefited.

Neither of the two public bodies that put the most money into the Celtic SLA, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde (NHSGGC) and Scottish Enterprise (SE) have a copy of the Celtic SLA.

Also East Dunbartonshire Council (EDC), a funder and the main recipient of the Celtic SLA’s delivered ‘services’ does not have a copy of the SLA either.

Seems very strange that the NHSGGC allocated £464,333 to the Celtic SLA in the year ending 31st March 2007 and Scottish Enterprise Dunbartonshire £253,000 in the year ending 31st March 2008 but neither knows what they were paying for.

Even worse is the EDC which received £884,167 of ‘services’ through the Celtic SLA over the 8 years ending recently on the 31st March 2014. How did they know whether the ‘services’ match the schedule and quality of what was stated in the Celtic SLA if they didn’t have a copy?

Although the funds passed through The Lennoxtown Initiative, that ‘charity’ company was created by the EDC, NHSGGC and SED, they had directors representing the three public bodies on the board. Those representatives would have had to approve the Celtic SLA.

The misuse of ALEOs, Arms Length External Organisations, has attracted the attention of Audit Scotland in several reports, here and here with the first report in March 2005 called ‘Following The Public Pound’.

Question for the NHSGGC, EDC & SE – How can you follow the public pound when you do not retain contracts, and that is what the Celtic SLA was, and track what was promised then matched to what was delivered?

Unless there was no written contract? But then that would mean they participated in a fraud.

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6 thoughts on “Celtic SLA: NHSGGC, EDC & SE claim they do not have a copy of the document. Even though they allocated funds or benefited.

  1. Oh Dear! there may be trouble ahead…………

    Posted by Jim Fraser | August 20, 2014, 12:49 pm
  2. We need to act by taking all these bodies to court for fraud.

    Posted by Samsungblue | August 20, 2014, 2:44 pm
  3. There seems to be a common theme regarding the excellent work you are carrying out, and that is the amount of paperwork that doesn’t seem to exist or is not available. These chancers involved with CFC are up to their necks in it without doubt. As far as I’m concerned the more they try to cover up the bigger the hole they will dig for themselves. The day will definitely come when all those crooks will be found out and I for one will be grateful for all you’re hard work in exposing this corruption.

    Posted by Alex (@ayesteady) | August 20, 2014, 7:41 pm
  4. Interesting that Audit Scotland is now examining in the Lennoxtown shenanigans. I particularly liked section 3.25 When asked to indicate how
    monitoring information was verified,
    councils appear to be less clear about
    how to check the information
    provided by funded organisations.
    Some councils appeared to make
    little or no attempt to verify the
    information provided. Others stated
    this was achieved by attendance at
    board or committee meetings, or that
    the reports themselves provided
    verification. Pretty feckin’ hard to check the “attendance at
    board or committee meetings” or their impartiality when the minutes keep disappering. I wonder if the minutes will show up in the same place as the Geo-technical report, Peter (Lie not so Wells) Office.

    Posted by Scott Macboy | August 21, 2014, 8:42 am
  5. its only public money,they need to help the CASH RICH club.

    Posted by AB6 | August 21, 2014, 6:49 pm

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