HC Deb 06 February 1984 vol 53 c499W
Mr. Michael Forsyth

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will issue guidance to local authorities on the circumstances in which it is appropriate for an authority to pay the legal expenses of their officers.

Mr. Ancram

No. Questions on the relationship between local authorities and their employees are for the authorities and it is for them to satisfy themselves that their actions are within the law.