AN inquiry into a flawed computer system has been delayed.

Kirklees Council’s Cabinet had been due to consider a report into the Marketplace Electronic Procurement System.

The system, which was introduced in 2007, proved so unpopular with staff that only one in six purchases was made through the network.

Kirklees also had to use a private company to process thousands of invoices which the system couldn’t handle – costing the taxpayer an extra £60,000 a year.

The council’s Cabinet deferred considering the issue because Scrutiny Committee chairman Clr Nigel Patrick was unable to attend the meeting due to ill health.