"David Parsons said that releasing these records would clear his name, so why is he still refusing to allow them to be handed over? I think if he's got nothing to hide then he should allow the EU to hand over the records to the council's financial experts."Mr Parsons answer, as given by the Mercury, is that his lawyers have advised him not to hand the documents to the council's auditors as he has already given the external Standards Board investigators permission to look at them. He denies any wrongdoing and the sums in question have all been repaid.
The second question comes from Lib Dem county councillor Bill Boulter, who asked officers to examine the recently published list of Parsons' journeys in the chauffeur-driven civic car. Looking at a sample 22-month period, they found a further 27 that had not been included.