HC Deb 06 February 1984 vol 53 c498W
Mr. Michael Forsyth

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will refer to the Local Government Audit Commission the decision of Central regional council to pay its director of architecture's legal expenses following his recent trial.

Mr. Ancram

No. It is for the council's auditor in the first instance to consider whether an item of expenditure incurred by the authority complies with the law.