To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which local authorities had their accounts qualified in (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2006-07.
This is an operational matter for the Audit Commission and the Chief Executive was asked to write to the hon. Member. The Chief Executive subsequently replied to him on
Letter from Steve Bundred, dated
Your parliamentary question on which local authorities fad their accounts qualified in (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2006-07 has been passed to me for reply.
As at the date of this letter, the 2005-06 accounts of the following seven principal local authorities have been qualified:
Bedfordshire County Council
Cornwall County Council
Dacorum Borough Council
Eastbourne Borough Council
Hull City Council
New Forest District Council
Norwich City Council
Because of the statutory timetable for the preparation and audit of the 2006-07 accounts, audit work is still in progress and we do not currently have any information on qualifications.
A copy of this letter will be placed in the House of Commons Library.