It is still a taboo within KANU to openly declare interest
in the top job while the occupant is still active.
"People may choose when they purchase the bond to not declare interest
earnings as they accrue, so earnings are tax-deferred until you redeem the bond or it matures, whichever comes first," says Sheila Nelson, of the Treasury Department's Savings Bond Division.
Once the process has been finalised, he said, the tender will be publicised to afford members of the public, especially contractors, an opportunity to declare interest
to do the project.
The office, covering the western part of the Midlands, will be based in the Black Country, with a remit which includes a clamp-down on UK residents who fail to declare interest
from overseas bank accounts or rents from their overseas properties.
But when his affairs were investigated it was learned that he had failed to declare interest
from two other accounts in Jersey and the Isle of Man, one of which handled the finances of Burke's company.
Bureau officer No6 said that Burke failed to declare interest
for two years.