EIGHT MONTHS AND COUNTING – LIB DEMS STILL WAITING FOR ANSWERS FROM ALLY PALLY BOARD

Lib Dem Councillor Bob Hare has expressed concern at Alexandra Palace’slack of financial transparency and is demanding an explanation fromAlexandra Palace Board of Trustees after they approved the Palace’s accountswhile ignoring many questions on the accounts submitted by the Liberal Democrats.

The questions were originally submitted back in November 2003 andresubmitted in March this year. They were sent to the Chair of the Trustees,the Council’s Chief Executive, Director of Finance and to the Ally Pallyauditors, Deloitte & Touche LLP. Only the latter responded to the questions, simply saying it was a matter for the Trustees.

The Palace’s Board is comprised of six Labour councillors, and isresponsible for decisions regarding the running of Alexandra Palace including howand where money is spent.

Cllr Hare is extremely concerned at the lack of transparency andthe unwillingness of the Labour-run council to respond to questions on such a major financial issue. He has now called on the Charity Commission to help obtain the answers.

Cllr Hare (Highgate ward) comments:

“I am appalled at the lack of any answers tomy questions which were submitted in November last year and repeated inMarch this year. I shall be asking the Charity Commission to intervene toobtain the answers.”

You can read the questions on the accounts in full by downloadingthis file (rtf format).