§ Gillian Merron
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions when the KPMG public interest report on Lincolnshire county council will be(a) issued to those named in the report and (b) published. 
§ Dr. Whitehead
[holding answer 11 December 2001]: The publication of a public interest report into the affairs of a council is a matter entirely for that council's Auditor. I am unable to comment or offer any guide with regard to the publication of any report that may be in preparation.