Parliamentary Question: Forensic audits


1611. Mr D C Smiles (DA) to ask the Minister of Defence and MilitaryVeterans:

(1) Whether any forensic audits have been instituted by her department into its administration or the administration of its entities (a) in the (i) 2007-08, (ii) 2008-09 and (iii) 2009-10 financial years and (b) during the period 1 April 2010 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, in each case, (aa) what was the subject of the audit, (bb) what was the finding of the audit, (cc) which entity or company or person was used to conduct the audit and (dd) what was the cost of the audit;
(2) whether the results of the audits have been made public; if not, why not; if so, (a) when and (b) what are the further relevant details;
(3) whether any criminal or disciplinary proceedings have been instituted as a result of the audits; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details? NW1874E


In terms of the White Paper on Defence, the Joint Standing Committee on Defence and Military Veterans has the mandate to oversee precisely these matters. The Honourable Member is advised to contact the said Committee for access to this information.