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  1. Foot and Mouth Disease: Applying the Lessons

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    Sir John Bourn, head of the National Audit Office, reported today on the progress made by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) in implementing recommendations made by the Committee of Public Accounts following the 2001 outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease. Good progress has been made on most of the recommendations made […]

  2. Helping Farm Businesses in England

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    Sir John Bourn, head of the National Audit Office, reported today on programmes run by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to help English farm businesses adapt to changing markets and reforms to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Farmers in the United Kingdom currently receive nearly £3 billion a year in subsidies […]

  3. Fisheries Enforcement in England

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    Sir John Bourn, head of the National Audit Office, reported to Parliament today that the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, although meeting European requirements, can enhance the effectiveness of its enforcement of fisheries regulations. This would support efforts to improve sustainability and compliance with the Common Fisheries Policy. Some fish stocks are under […]

  4. Department of Trade and Industry: The United Kingdom’s Civil Space Activities

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    Sir John Bourn, head of the National Audit Office, reported today that the Government’s investment in space, coordinated by the British National Space Centre (BNSC) Partnership, has a number of strengths, including lean, user-focused programmes built up from wide consultation, many of which have produced important scientific and commercial benefits. There is scope, however, to […]

  5. Health and Safety Executive: Improving health and safety in the construction industry

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    The construction industry and government organisations influencing the procurement of construction work could do more to improve the health and safety of construction workers, according to the National Audit Office. The HSE as regulator also has a role to play in contributing towards reducing deaths and injuries. There has been a 5 per cent reduction […]

  6. Returning Failed Asylum Applicants

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    Sir John Bourn, head of the National Audit Office, reported today that the Home Office’s Immigration and Nationality Directorate has increased its capacity for removing failed asylum applicants but the number of people removed or returning voluntarily each month is still less than the number of unsuccessful cases (Based on the period April to December […]

  7. HM Customs and Excise: Regulating Freight Imports from Outside the European Community

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    An NAO report has praised HM Customs and Excise for its effective regulation of imports from outside the European Union. There is, however, scope for improvement. According to the report to Parliament today by head of the NAO Sir John Bourn, Customs have adequate arrangements to ensure that importers pay the correct amount of duty […]

  8. Audit of HM Customs and Excise Systems and Accounts, 2001-2002

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    Sir John Bourn, head of the National Audit Office, today reported the results of his examination of HM Customs and Excise’s systems for the assessment, collection and allocation of tax revenue during the year ending 31 March 2002. Customs collected £150 billion (gross) in revenue in 2001-2002. In April 2001 the Department reorganised along functional […]

  9. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: the Arable Area Payments Scheme

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    Sir John Bourn, head of the National Audit Office, today reported to Parliament on the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food’s administration of the Arable Area Payments Scheme*. This is the largest European Union Common Agricultural Policy scheme in England with payments of £1.1 billion each year to some 47,000 farmers. The report examines the […]

  10. The 2001 Outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease

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    A National Audit Office report to Parliament today on the handling of the 2001 foot and mouth outbreak showed that the outbreak cost the public sector over £3 billion and the private sector more than £5 billion. According to head of the NAO Sir John Bourn, lessons to be learned from the outbreak, unprecedented in […]