§ 65. Mr. George Cunningham
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment on how many occasions since 1st January. 1971, he has issued certificates under Section 228(1) of the Local Government Act, 1933; and for what purposes.
§ Mr. Graham Page
Following is the information:
SANCTIONS ISSUED UNDER SECTION 228(1) OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1933 FROM 1ST JANUARY, 1971 TO 15TH FEBRUARY, 1972 TO LOCAL AUTHORITIES AND OTHER STATUTORY BODIES SUBJECT TO DISTRICT AUDIT 1. Superannuation and related matters concerning employees 47 2. Conferences allowances. Expenditure exceeding prescribed rates for attendances at conferences abroad. Also expenses of attendances at conferences by statutory bodies without specific powers to pay, e.g., combined police authorities 39 3. Losses by contractors: i.e. genuine losses resulting from unforeseen circumstances, not to restore reductions in profits 13 4. Housing matters—mainly ex-gratia payments in relation to slum clearance and improvement grants and to cover abortive expenditure incurred in negotiations with an authority 49 5. Planning and related matters 20 6. Flooding and Water mains (ex-gratia payments by statutory water undertakers) 14 7. Medical and Welfare cases 9 8. Personal injury 1 9. Sewerage 7 10. Miscellaneous ex-gratia payments 33 TOTAL 232