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School Buildings (East Lothian)

Volume 300: debated on Wednesday 12 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what has been the cost to public funds of the current investigation by the Accounts Commission into the investment of £7 million for repairs and improvements to schools by the former East Lothian district council; and if he will make a statement. [14933]

[holding answer 11 November1997]: The preparation and consideration of the report by the Accounts Commission for Scotland fall within the statutory duties of the Controller of Audit and have not involved any additional expenditure. It would be inappropriate to comment on the matter under consideration as my right hon. Friend may have to consider the matter if it is referred to him by the Commission.