§ Mr. Michael Morris
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many reports he received from the district auditor in each year since 1974–75; and how many in each year reported unfavourably on the accounts of local authorities.
§ Mr. Guy Barnett
The number of reports received from district auditors in the financial years 1974–75–1978–79 are set out below:
1974–75 258 1975–76 348 1976–77 488 1977–78 332 1978–79 308—to mid-March 1979
However, the figures of those which were unfavourable cannot be given without a disproportionate expenditure of time and resources.