The Audit Office carries out periodically a follow-up audit on previously tabled performance audit reports. These follow-up audits help to ascertain the extent to which recommendations made in those tabled reports have been considered and implemented by agencies concerned; the extent to which “across-the-board” audits benefited agencies; and the extent to which performance audit reports served and assisted Parliamentarians.
This second follow-up audit covers the period up to July 1997 during which time 24 audits were tabled. Of these 24 reports, 22 were followed up in this review. In total they contained 383 recommendations for improving public sector performance.