HC Deb 31 January 1996 vol 270 c803W
Mr. David Shaw

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he expects to receive the report of the inquiry into the appointment procedures of North Lanarkshire council. [13419]

Mr. Michael Forsyth

I received Mr. MacLeod's report on 25 January. I am grateful to him for a comprehensive report which has been completed within a very short period. I am placing copies in the House Library today.

Mr. MacLeod's report concludes that the North Lanarkshire council has not failed to comply with the requirements of section 7 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 to appoint staff solely on merit and no further action is required by me.

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