§ 36. Mr. Hugh Jenkins
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment, further to his reply of 8th July, what are the present arrangements in the case of councillors authorising the sale of council property below market value resulting in a loss to public funds.
§ Mr. Freeson
Sales must be in accordance with statutory provisions and the necessary ministerial consents. Losses arising from failure to abide by these provisions and consents would be open to challenge under the audit arrangements in the Local Government Act 1972.