HC Deb 20 December 1999 vol 341 cc409-10W
Mr. McNamara

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland who is the appointed auditor for the(a) Northern Ireland Police Federation, (b) the Police Association for Northern Ireland and (c) Northern Ireland Police Authority; and what recommendations have been made by each of those auditors concerning the guidelines for expenditure on political campaigning. [101876]

Mr. Ingram

[holding answer 15 December 1999]: The auditors to the Police Federation for Northern Ireland are George Hay & Co. The Police Association for NI receives no funds and has no accounts. The National Audit Office audits the accounts of the Police Authority for Northern Ireland. Neither George Hay & Co. nor the Comptroller and Auditor General made any recommendations concerning guidelines for expenditure on political campaigning by either organisation.