HC Deb 22 April 1994 vol 241 c701W
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.

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