HC Deb 16 May 1985 vol 79 cc182-3W
Sir John Biggs-Davison

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will state the occasions since the imposition of direct rule when ministerial intervention, or action by the Commissioner for Complaints, was invoked on account of alleged abuse of majority power by district councils; and with what result.

Mr. Hurd

Information is not available in the form requested. The annual reports of the Commissioner for Complaints show that since 1972 some 693 complaints were received about the actions of district councils and that in 59 of these the Commissioner found maladministration. Copies of the reports are available in the Library.