HL Deb 04 May 1999 vol 600 c73WA
The Earl of Haddington

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the draft and final copy reports by the Cardiff District Auditors into continuing elderly care in Cardiff. [HL2155]

Lord Burlison

This report has been prepared by the District Audit Service for the City and County of Cardiff Council and its current status is that of a draft private document. In these circumstances and taking into account the statutory powers available, the Welsh Office cannot arrange to place a copy of the report in the Library of the House.

It is a statutory responsibility of the District Audit Service to decide whether this report should be published as a public interest report under the Audit Commission Act 1998 (sections 8–13). If the report is so designated. then it places obligations on the local authority about how to proceed, including ensuring open public access to the document.