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District Auditors (Surcharge Powers)

Volume 885: debated on Wednesday 5 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will seek to amend Section 228 of the Local Government Act 1933 so as to take away from the district auditor the power to surcharge councillors.

My right hon. Friend has no proposals to amend the operation of this section in respect of accounts for periods up to the end of last March, except to give effect to the statement my right hon. Friend made on 6th November.