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Gateway Motor Auctions (Stirling) Ltd

Volume 124: debated on Thursday 17 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if, mindful of the fraud perpetrated on his Department by Gateway Motor Auctions (Stirling) Ltd. in 1985 and 1986, he has instituted any changes in the monitoring of vehicle disposals; and if he will make a statement.

Yes, I am aware of the embezzlement by the directors of the company, but it would not be in the public interest to disclose details of changes in the Department's monitoring and auditing arrangements.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what investigations he has made into the accounting procedures applied by his Department in its dealings with Gateway Motor Auctions (Stirling) Limited in 1985 and 1986; and if he will make a statement.

Following an investigation of the circumstances, not yet complete, procedures have been

1983 Per cent.1984 Per cent.1985 Per cent.1986 Per cent.
Division O: Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5656
Classes 41 and 42: Food, Drink and Tobacco109108

Source: Labour Force Surveys, spring each year.