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Financial Integrity, Football, Moral Integrity

Follow Follow Follow the Public Pound to the Celtic SLA

In 2004, Audit Scotland issued a report called ‘Following The Public Pound‘ and issued ‘a Follow-up report‘ in 2005.

Audit Scotland had issues about Scottish public bodies misusing ALEOs, Arms Length External Organisations that is companies separate from the public body itself, for the delivery of services and issued guidance.

Although the focus was on councils and their delivery of services, it’s scope covers other public bodies such as the NHS and Scottish Enterprise. Extract from 2005 Follow-up report:

Follow pound scope beyond councils NHS

A major obligation of public authorities, given that the reports are titled ‘Following the Public Pound’ are that the public bodies should track funds going across organisational boundaries. Again from the 2005 Follow-up report:

ALEO Across boundaries

Therefore when FoI’ing East Dunbartonshire Council (EDC), NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde (NHSGGC) or Scottish Enterprise (SE) regarding The Lennoxtown Initiative funding then please quote the above report sections.

All three Scottish public bodies should have been possession of their ALEO’s, The Lennoxtown Initiative’s documents including the Celtic SLA which as a project received funding from all bodies. Neither of the three claim they have a copy of the Celtic SLA document.

I would like to see the following FoIs sent respectively to NHS GGC & SE:

NHSGGC FoI to ask whether they Followed their Public Pounds going into Celtic SLA?

Within The Lennoxtown Initiative accounts for the year ending 31st March 2007 the amount of £464,333 under NHSGGC’s name was directly allocated to a project called the Celtic Service Level Agreement(Celtic SLA):

1. Did NHSGGC request or know that the said funds were wholly allocated to the Celtic SLA?

2. If the NHSGGC did not know of the allocation then why not since the NHS GGC’s appointee, Tom Campbell, was Chief Executive and a Director of The Lennoxtown Initiative?

3. Tom Campbell acknowledges the existence of the Celtic SLA in the NHSGGC document on your FoI website listed as:

Update Report for CE and Dir Fin former Lennox Castle Hospital_redacted.pdf 

Therefore the Chief Executive and Director of Finance knew of the Celtic SLA. Has the NHSGGC ever had a copy of the agreement?

 4. If the NHSGGC did not know of the allocation of the £464,333 directly to the Celtic SLA then does it acknowledge that the NHSGGC, even though having representation on The Lennoxtown Initiative, does not appear to have tracked the use of their funds?

SE FoI on whether they Followed the Public Pound going into the Celtic SLA?

Within The Lennoxtown Initiative accounts for the year ending 31st March 2008 the amount of £253,000 under Scottish Enterprise Dunbartonshire’s (SED’s) name was directly allocated to a project called the Celtic Service Level Agreement?

1. Did SED request or know that the said funds were wholly allocated to the Celtic SLA?

2. If the SED did not know of the allocation then why not since the SED had a representative appointee as a Director of The Lennoxtown Initiative?

3. Considering that SED funds were allocated directly to the Celtic SLA, has the SED ever had a copy of the agreement?

 4. If the SED did not know of the allocation of the £253,000 directly to the Celtic SLA then does it acknowledge that the SED, even though having representation on The Lennoxtown Initiative, does not appear to have tracked the use of their funds?

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Discussion

2 thoughts on “Follow Follow Follow the Public Pound to the Celtic SLA

  1. THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK.FIRST CLASS.

    Posted by AB6 | September 2, 2014, 4:16 pm
  2. Your tenacity is a credit to you.
    Thank you for work I could not even start to imagine.

    Posted by Rab The Ranter | September 8, 2014, 8:31 pm

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