ref date:19 Apr 2003 (econ)
Labour tries to bribe Scots electorate
Gordon brown, the chancellor, is to be reported to Britains top civil servant (Sir Andrew turnbul) over claims he broke government rules by making a major jobs announcement during the Scottish election campaign.
Fiona Hyslop, the SNPs parliament spokesperson, said: "The Labour partys arrogance is breathtaking. They seem to believe that they can use public resources for party campaigning. We will be making a formal complaint to the cabinet secretary. "
It is ILLEGAL for civil servants in Scotland to make announcements that may influence elections.