HC Deb 02 March 1994 vol 238 c783W
Mr. Rowlands

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

Mr. Lang

[holding answer 24 February 1994]: An extensive search of departmental records and inquiries of past and serving officials has identified no such occasion.