House committee rejects call for dockyard contracts inquiry
An Opposition motion calling on the Auditor-General to investigate the loss-making Fairmount ship-conversion contracts of Malta Shipyards was defeated in the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee this morning.
The motion was moved by Labour MP Charles Mangion. There were five votes against and two in favour.
The motion had also called for the Auditor to investigate the role of supervisory authorities in contracts to be paid from public funds.
Infrastructure Minister Austin Gatt said the motion was, at best, divisive because as a general rule the committee took decisions by consensus.