§ Sir Hugh Rossi
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what discussions he will have with the Audit Commissioners to deal with the failure of the borough of Haringey for five successive years to produce its accounts; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Portillo
[holding answer 17 January 1991]: I understand from the Audit Commission that the authority has held open its accounts for the years 1985–86 and 1986–87 pending the resolution of legal matters, including the question of interest rate swaps, which have a possible bearing on those accounts. The accounts for 1987–88 have just been produced. The accounts for the years 1988–89 and 1989–90 are expected next month. It appears, therefore, that Haringey is at last taking action to produce its accounts for the years concerned.