§ Mr. Worthington
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what legal advice he took before deciding to issue a directive to his accounting officer on expenditure on the Pergau dam.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary explained the position in his evidence to the Foreign Affairs Committee. The ODA accounting officer sought a direction from him on the grounds of the prudent and economical administration of aid funds, but not because of any issue of propriety.