Lib mp defends brighton barracks sale
ROSS GIBLIN/GETTY IMAGES Brighton MP Nigel Evans wants a “fair process” for selling up a unit that was sold by the Defence Force to a local firm for $500,000.
Nigel Evans will stand down this week, after a public bid on selling Brighton barracks went to the Department of Defence at the last minute.
“The decision to end the procurement to the local company was made following an investigation led by the Defence F예스카지노orce’s auditor, Dr Phil McVeigh,” Mr Evans said in a statement last night.
A Department of Defence spokesman said the department was not in a position to comment on the internal review.
The move puts Brighton MP Nigel Evans at the centre of a dispute over the sale of its Brighton Barracks unit to a local firm for a profit.
Mr Evans has written to Defence Minister David Johnston this morning to express his concerns.
“In recent weeks the defence force has been conducting an internal review of its Brighton barracks purchase,” Mr Evans said.
“The results of the review have been made publicly available, and although it was completed in April 2013 I can confirm that I am no longer involved in planning the purchase of the Barracks.”
The Defence Force told The Press last night it did not agree with Mr Evans’s decision to stand down, and it had not taken any steps to replace him as its auditor.
The procurement, which cost $1.1 billion, was awarded to a local company, which had not received any bids from buyers overseas. The department has yet to publicly confirm the reason for the sale.
A Defence Department spokesman said no decisions had been taken on any potential replacement auditor.
However, Mr Evans said he would take up his role with a view to standing down from the parliamentary committee investigating the matter, which Mr Johnston has also confirmed has not been closed.
He said he was confident the government’s “firm commitm카지노 사이트ent to transparency and accountability will continue.”
“The Auditor General, Dr Phil McVeigh, is being reviewed b바카라사이트y the Defence Force’s executive office to see if he is fit and efficient to continue to carry out this critical function,” he added.
He described his concerns as “unacceptable.”
“They are an intrusion into my parliamentary duties,” Mr Evans said.
“I will take the time I have spent investigating this matter, my staff’s and Mr Evans staff’s emails and all emails between mysel