HC Deb 12 November 1987 vol 122 c189W
Mr. Martyn Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will explain the basis for the Audit Commission's fees increase of 6.5 per cent.

Mr. Chope

The Audit Commission consulted the local authority associations and the accountancy bodies on its fee proposals as required by statute. My Department has asked the commission to send the hon. Member a copy of the consultation document, which explains the basis of the fees increase.