Government Audit (Local Authorities).

Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland. – in the House of Commons on 18th May 1922.

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Photo of Colonel Sir Walter De Frece Colonel Sir Walter De Frece , Ashton-under-Lyne

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asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the fact that the Ministry of Health has in recent years, as a condition precedent to granting sanction to loans or to agreeing to certain Clauses in private Bills, stipulated that the particular corporation should accept the Government audit, he can give an undertaking that if the Audit (Local Authorities, etc.) Bill is passed, the Ministry will not adopt this attitude in respect to the audit proposed under the Measure?

Photo of Sir Alfred Mond Sir Alfred Mond , Swansea West

The Clause in the Bill enabling a borough council to adopt Government audit was withdrawn in Standing Committee. The point suggested by my hon. Friend does not, therefore, arise.