READrecent audit results
Report on the ministries' supervision of reimbursement to municipalities
The report concerns the supervision of reimbursement to municipalities as exercised by the Ministry of Employment, the Ministry for Children and Social Affairs and the Ministry of Immigration and Integration. The purpose of the study is to assess whether the ministries are performing their supervision of the municipalities' administration of reimbursable expenditure in an appropriate manner.
Report on the sale of the vaccine production of the state-owned Statens Serum Institut
The purpose of the study is to assess whether the basis for decision elaborated by the Ministry of Health and its preparation and implementation of the sale of the vaccine production unit were satisfactory. It is Rigsrevisionen's assessment that the Ministry of Health's basis for decision, preparation and implementation of the sale of the vaccine production was very unsatisfactory.
Report on the Danish Customs and Tax Adminitration’s (SKAT) customs controls and guidance on customs clearance
The report concerns SKAT’s customs controls and guidance to citizens and businesses on customers clearance of goods imported from countries outside the EU. The purpose of the study is to assess whether SKAT’s controls and guidance contribute to ensuring that citizens and businesses pay the required customs duties.
Report on knowledge of effectiveness created in connection with social-sector funding schemes
The purpose of the study is to determine whether the Ministry for Children and Social Affairs is building knowledge, including knowledge of effectiveness, that shows whether the programmes administered by the ministry meet their purpose of supporting disadvantaged citizens.
Report on prevention of hospital-acquired infections
The purpose of the study is to assess whether the Ministry of Health, the regions and the hospitals have done enough to prevent hospital-acquired infections. It is Rigsrevisionen’s assessment that the Ministry of Health, the regions and the hospitals have not done enough to prevent hospital-acquired infections.
Report on the protection of IT systems and health data in three Danish regions
This report concerns the measures taken by three of the five Danish regions – Region of Southern Denmark, the Central Denmark Region and the Capital Region of Denmark – to protect access to the citizens’ personal health data. The regions are required to secure not only the confidentiality of health data, but also their availability and reliability so that the patients can receive timely and appropriate treatment.
Report on train punctuality
The report concerns DSB’s (Denmark’s national railway operator) and Banedanmark’s (state-owned railway enterprise responsible for maintaining and developing the Danish national railway network) effort to achieve their common passenger punctuality target set for DSB’s long-distance and regional traffic. The purpose of the study is to assess whether DSB’s and Banedanmark’s effort to achieve the target set for passenger punctuality has been satisfactory.
Report on the basis for decision prepared by the Danish Ministry of Defence concerning procurement of 27 F-35 combat aircraft
The purpose of the study is to assess whether the Ministry of Defence has elaborated an adequate basis for the decision to procure 27 F-35 combat aircraft. Has the ministry carried out an adequate evaluation of whether the procurement of 27 F-35 combat aircraft will meet the level of ambition set out for the Danish combat aircraft?
Report on DSB’s effort to complete the IC4 trains
The report concerns DSB’s (Denmark’s national railway operator) to complete its fleet of IC4 trains over a period of two years from 2014 to 2016. In this period, an expert assessment by the consulting firm PROSE provided the basis for DSB’s activities to complete the trains and have them ready for service in 2019. However, late in 2016, DSB decided to reduce the future deployment of the IC4 trains compared to the original plans.
Rigsrevisionen audits public spending on behalf of the Danish parliament and seeks to strengthen the accountability of public administration to the benefit of the citizens. We audit the government accounts and financial statements of publicly funded enterprises, and verify the legality and effective use of public funds. We conduct our audits in compliance with the Danish standards for public-sector auditing.
The Public Accounts Committee’s next meeting is scheduled for 21 February 2018. Summaries of the reports discussed at this meeting will follow early in March.