§ Mr. Fraser
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what reports he has received from the Audit Commission that arising out of the discharge of its own duties it has discovered substantial fraud, corruption or other crimes, or substantial ultra vires expenditure, in Lambeth.
§ Mr. Robin Squire
[holding answer 16 February 1993]: Neither the Audit Commission nor the auditor report to 279W my right hon. and learned Friend: they perform their duties independently. I understand, however, that Lambeth's auditor is preparing a report which will deal with allegations of fraud, corruption and related matters.