Parliament yesterday approved wide-ranging changes to the law on town councils after a three-hour debate that saw all nine Workers' Party MPs vote against the Bill.
The amendments make it an offence for town councils to not submit audited accounts on time, and give the Government powers to appoint inspectors to investigate suspected irregularities in the town councils.
The changes come after a review of town councils that began in 2013.
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