Document 3:1 (2012-2013) The Office of the Auditor General’s follow-up of performance audits considered by the Storting was submitted to the Storting on 8 November 2012. The Office of the Auditor General normally follows up performance audits three years after they have been considered by the Storting. If the necessary improvements have not been implemented after three years, the matter will be followed up again the following year.
Document 3:1 (2012–2013) describes the follow-up of 14 performance audits. Two of the audits will be followed up further. The follow-up shows that the public administration has implemented the necessary improvements in twelve of the cases, and these cases have been concluded.
The following cases will be subject to further follow-up by the Office of the Auditor General:
- The Office of the Auditor General’s investigation of the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Service’s administration of the car benefit scheme – Document No 3:6 (2006-2007)
The reorganisation of the car benefit area has taken longer than previously stated by the Ministry of Labour. Furthermore, the Office of the Auditor General is concerned about the rise in case processing time. In the opinion of the Office of the Auditor General, it is important that the measures currently being implemented will provide sufficient assurance that the users will have their applications processed within a reasonable amount of time, while also maintaining the quality of the case processing.
- The Office of the Auditor General’s investigation into the exercising of authority with a view to reducing nitrogen oxide emissions – Document No. 3:9 (2007–2008)
The Office of the Auditor General has noted that Norway has not fulfilled its obligation under the Gothenburg Protocol to reduce its annual nitrogen oxide emissions to 156 000 tonnes by 2010. The Office of the Auditor General has noted that new emission projections will be presented to the Storting in the white paper Long-Term Perspectives for the Norwegian Economy in 2013, and that the Ministry of the Environment will assess how the nitrogen oxide emissions can be reduced, so that the international obligations can be satisfied as soon as possible.
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