Lower house requests audit into Supreme Audit Office management

The lower house of Parliament has assigned its audit committee to look into the finances of the Czech Supreme Audit Office on suspicion of mismanagement, the ctk news agency reported. Deputies from the audit committee said that in order to exclude suspicion of political bias they would most likely hire an independent auditor for the job. The lower house demanded an audit in connection with a number of dubious transactions. For instance it has come to light that the Supreme Audit Office repeatedly modified the extent of a contract so that its value dipped under two million crowns, which is the limit for compulsory public tenders.