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CLEVELAND WRITES OFF DEBT OWED BY WEALTHY KUWAIT

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Cleveland CC is writing off£2,200 owed by the wealthy oil state of Kuwait, reports The Northern Echo (16 March, p1...
Cleveland CC is writing off £2,200 owed by the wealthy oil state of Kuwait, reports The Northern Echo (16 March, p1).

The council has been chasing Kuwait for payment of the cash owed for the work of expert firefighters sent to the Gulf.

Council lawyers are recommending the debt is written off as court action would fail because of diplomatic immunity.
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