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May 1997 – December 1998

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NAO reports from the 1998-1999 session onwards are available on the Publications page. Reports from the 1997-98 session are listed below and can be emailed on request to the webmaster at webmaster@nao.gsi.gov.uk or via our Enquiry Helpdesk on 020 7798 7264.

Reports are ordered in reverse chronological order (most recent first).

December 1998

  • Catering at Grant-Maintained Schools in England (HC 1153)


August 1998

  • Inland Revenue: Special Compliance Office: Prevention of Corruption (HC 1058)
  • National Savings: Developments in Financial Reporting (HC 1037)


July 1998

  • Office of Electricity regulation: Improving Energy Efficiency Financed by a Charge on Customers (HC 1006)
  • Ministry of Defence: Major Equipment Storage (HC 1005)
  • Department of Social Security: Benefits Agency: Performance Measurement (HC 952)
  • Ministry of Defence: A Case Study of Stores Management in the Ministry of Defence (HC 951)
  • HM Customs and Excise: The Prevention of Drug Smuggling (HC 854)
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Intervention Board – BSE: The Cost of a Crisis (HC 853)


June 1998

  • Ministry of Defence: Identifying and Selling Surplus Property (HC 776)
  • Department of Health: Cost Over-runs, Funding Problems and Delays on Guy’s Hospital Phase III Development (HC 761)
  • Ministry of Defence: Sales of the Royal Dockyards (HC 748)


May 1998

  • Managing the Millennium Threat II (HC 724)
  • Ministry of Defence: Major Projects Report 1997 (HC 695)
  • Department of Trade and Industry: The Sale of British Energy (HC 694)
  • The Forensic Science Service (HC 689)
  • Forestry Commission: Disposal of Forest Land (HC 688)


April 1998

  • The Scottish Office Education and Industry Department: Corporate Governance and Financial Management in the Scottish Further Education Sector (HC 682)
  • Underpayments to Public Service Pensioners on Invalidity Benefit (HC 681)
  • Scottish Higher Education Funding Council: Investigation of Misconduct at Glasgow Caledonian University (HC 680)
  • The Annual Report of the European Court of Auditors for 1996 (HC 679)
  • The Performance of the NHS Cervical Screening Programme in England (HC 678)
  • Office of Telecommunications: Countering Anti-Competitive Behaviour in the Telecommunications Industry (HC 667)
  • Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions: Grants to Voluntary Bodies (HC 655)


March 1998

  • Department of Trade and Industry: Obtaining a Benefit for Electricity Customers from the Flotation of the National Grid (HC 651)
  • Department of Trade and Industry: Sale of AEA Technology (HC 618)
  • The Distribution of Lottery Funds by the English Sports Council (HC 617)
  • Audit of Assumptions for the Budget, March 1998 (HC 616)
  • The Purchase of Read Codes and the Management of the NHS Centre for Coding and Classification (HC 607)
  • Water Pensions: Deficit in the Closed Fund (HC 590)
  • Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions: Privatisation of the Rolling Stock Leasing Companies (HC 576)
  • The Monitoring and Control of Tax Exemptions for Charities (HC 575)


February 1998

  • HM Customs and Excise: Reform of Customs Transit in the European Community (HC 566)
  • Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions: The Home Energy Efficiency Scheme (HC 556)
  • Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions: HM Coastguard: Civil Maritime Search and Rescue (HC 544)
  • Cabinet Office (Office of Public Service): The Sale of The Stationery Office (HC 522)
  • Natural Environment Research Council: Construction of the Southampton Oceanography Centre (HC 494)


February 1998

  • Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions: The Private Finance Initiative: The First Four Design, Build and Operate Roads Contracts (HC 476)
  • The Management of Building Projects at English Higher education Institutions (HC 452)


December 1997

  • The Management of Sickness Absence in the Metropolitan Police Service (HC 413)
  • Ministry of Defence: The Defence Evaluation and Research Agency: Review of Performance (HC 411)
  • Crown Prosecution Service (HC 400)
  • Regulating and Monitoring the Quality of Service Provided to Customers by the Water Industry in England And Wales (HC 388)

November 1997

  • Audit of Assumptions for the Pre-Budget Report (HC 361)
  • The Sale of PSA Projects (HC 345)
  • Department for Education and Employment: Examinations at Grant-Maintained Schools in England 1996-97 (HC 301)
  • HM Prison Service: Prison Catering (HC 277)
  • Inland Revenue: Exchange of Information on Direct Taxation within the European Union (HC 276)
  • Scottish Office Department of Health: Cataract Surgery in Scotland (HC 275)
  • Further Education Colleges in England: Strategies to Achieve and Manage Growth (HC 260)
  • The Management of Growth in the English Further Education Sector (HC 259)

October 1997

  • The PFI Contracts for Bridgend and Fazakerley Prisons (HC 253)


August 1997

  • Ministry of Defence: The Sale of the Married Quarters Estate (HC 239)
  • Ministry of Defence: Major Projects Report 1996 (HC 238)

July 1997

  • Housing Corporation: Tenants’ Choice and the Torbay Tenants Housing Association (HC 170)
  • Department of Social Security: Measures to Combat Housing Benefit Fraud (HC 164)
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Protecting Environmentally Sensitive Areas (HC 120)
  • Department for Education and Employment: Contracting Out of Careers Services in England (HC 113)
  • Highlands and Islands Enterprise: Performance Measurement (HC 64)


June 1997

  • Inland Revenue: Employer Compliance Reviews (HC 51)
  • Ministry of Defence: Improving the Efficiency of the Procurement of Routine Items (HC 31)
  • Property Advisers to the Civil Estate: Vacant Office Property (HC 17)
  • The Scottish Office Development Department: Sales of Scottish New Towns’ Commercial and Industrial Properties (HC 14)


May 1997

  • Contingent Liabilities in the Dependent Territories (HC 13)
  • Contributions Agency: The Contract to Develop and Operate the Replacement National Insurance Recording System (HC 12)
  • The Scottish Office Development Department: The Skye Bridge (HC 5)
  • University of Portsmouth (HC 4)
  • Managing the Millennium Threat (HC 3)
  • Charity Commission: Regulation and Support of Charities (HC 2)
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