HC Deb 01 March 1994 vol 238 cc646-7W
Mr. Rowlands

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the occasions since 1979 when Ministers have issued written instructions to override his Department's accounting officer's objections.

Mr. Baldry

[holding answer 24 February 1994]: I am not aware that any such instruction has been issued to the accounting officer of my Department during the period in question.