A committee set up to hear the conclusions of a full external audit of Camden Council's finances ended after just an hour yesterday, with one councillor complaining that it was "too hot".
The Audit and Corporate Governance Committee was sitting yesterday to hear the findings of the audit of the Council's 2017/18 Statement of Accounts, Pension Fund and the value-for-money conclusion for the year.
However, after a short period of questioning by Cllr Abdul Quadir (Lab, Haverstock), representatives from accountancy firm KPMG, who were presenting the report, were excused from the meeting after half an hour without being quizzed by any other committee members.
Other councillors present, including Cllr Richard Olszewski (Lab & Co-op, Fortune Green), Cabinet Member for Finance and Transformation, Cllr Oliver Cooper (Con, Hampstead Town), Leader of the Opposition, and Cllr Alison Kelly (Lab, Haverstock), Chair of the Health and Social Care Committee, were given a chance to ask questions of the auditors, but did not do so.
Cllr Cooper was heard to complain: "It's too hot."
Cllr Quadir, who chaired the meeting, remarked on its conclusion: "That is the shortest auditing committee meeting I've ever attended."