HC Deb 30 March 1979 vol 965 c438W
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.