House of Representatives has only limited insight into consequences of spending cuts
The House of Representatives and the government must be alert to the accumulation of spending cuts at executive organisations.
Successive governments have announced efficiency discounts, targets and generic spending cuts in recent years. Executive organisations such as the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) and the National Archive (NA) said they had had to cut back on the services they provided and in some cases could no longer carry out their statutory tasks in full. According to the Court of Audit, the House of Representatives has only limited insight into the consequences for the implementation of policy. These findings are presented in an audit of 22 executive organisations. The audit report and its 22 fact sheets with information on each of the organisations were published on 24 January 2013.