A Scottish trust has been criticised for continuing to withhold details of an internal inquiry into alleged overpayments to managers despite a commitment to publish the report in full.

Forth Valley Primary Care trust was criticised by independent MSP for Falkirk West Dennis Canavan, for failing to publish in full an inquiry into alleged overpayments by former chief executive Derek Pollacchi.

Mr Pollacchi was suspended in July 1998 amid claims that he and other senior managers had given themselves salary increases.

An internal disciplinary hearing was recently cancelled due to Mr Pollacchi's ill-health. He has now retired with a pension.

The trust says 'details in the report cannot be fully concluded' because of Mr Pollacchi's illness, and following advice from Scottish health service advisers it is 'unable to put these matters in the public domain'.

The inquiry made 14 points about the remuneration committee's workings.

Its report says 'reports provided to the committee were on many occasions confusing, misleading and inaccurate'.

The trust says it accepts the report and has already implemented most of the recommendations made.