Clause 6 — Transfer of property, rights and liabilities
Alan Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed, Liberal Democrat)
Does the right hon. Lady recognise that it is the very opacity of conventional accounting that worries people when they are confronted by the existence of operations such as Granite, which did not come to the notice of even quite experienced observers of Northern Rock until a relatively late stage in its life and remains the subject of considerable uncertainty? That is one of the reasons why other forms of audit are being sought.