HC Deb 12 February 1988 vol 127 c397W
Mr. Hume

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what information is available to him on what action is to be taken following the Local Government Auditor's inquiries regarding Craigavon council's expenditure in relation to St. Peter's Gaelic Athletics Association Club.

Mr. Needham

The Local Government Auditor has written to a number of former and serving members of Craigavon borough council setting out the matters which he proposes to take into account in relation to this case. The recipients have until 19 February 1988 to make written representations and to indicate whether they wish to seek an oral hearing. Following this the Local Government Auditor will decide whether to proceed with the issue of a certificate under section 82(1) of the Local Government Act (NI) 1972, as amended by article 28 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) (NI) Order 1985, that the loss has been incurred due to wilful misconduct.

It is entirely a matter for the Local Government Auditor to decide on the action to be taken in such cases.