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The Riksdag wants to see a review of the National Audit Office

Published: 16 November 2016 at 16.44

The Riksdag considers that an all-party commission of inquiry should be appointed to conduct a review of the National Audit Office. The Riksdag therefore decided to urge the Riksdag Board to appoint such a commission.

On 5 August, the Riksdag Committee on the Constitution held an extraordinary meeting on the National Audit Office, following media reports on the authority's internal procedures, for example, on management of recruitments. During the meeting, the Committee put questions to the three Auditors-General about the situation at the National Audit Office. Since then, both Susanne Ackum and Ulf Bengtsson have been discharged and have left their assignments as Auditors-General. The third Auditor-General, Margareta Åberg, asked to be dismissed as from the date on which a new Auditor-General takes up his or her post.

The Riksdag considers that a review of certain issues relating to the National Audit Office is required. It has therefore addressed an announcement to the Riksdag Board on the need to appoint an all-party commission of inquiry to conduct a review of the National Audit Office. The review should, among other things, deal with the Auditors-General, the Riksdag and the National Audit Office, the performance audits and certain conditions at the National Audit Office.