Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 21 October 2021

Public Accounts Committee

2020 Annual Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General
Tusla, the Child and Family Agency - Financial Statements 2020

9:30 am

Photo of Verona MurphyVerona Murphy (Wexford, Independent)
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I thank Mr. Gloster for that clarity but Tusla has been in existence since 2014. I cannot say I would excuse the procurement improvement in non-compliance in the same way at all. There are a significant number of localised agencies that Tusla deals with in relation to one thing or another and several service providers and bodies provide health and personal social services on its behalf. Mr. Gloster himself has said there is a control weakness and that it has been actively addressed. On that basis, is Tusla solely reliant on the HSE for the internal audit function, or does it have the capacity to carry out its own internal audits? I would like a binary answer, please - "Yes" or "No".