McGRIGOR'S BANK.

Oral Answers to Questions — India. – in the House of Commons on 12th December 1922.

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether any steps were taken between 6th October, when McGrigor's intimated to the War Office they were in difficulties, and 13th October, when the Paymaster-General made them large payments, to warn the Paymaster-General of the in-advisability of making such payments?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Lieut-Colonel Guinness):

I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply given to a similar question put by the hon. and gallant Member for Holborn (Sir J. Remnant) on 28th November.

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8.

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War what was the last date prior to the 6th October on which the accounts of McGrigor's Bank were submitted to the War Office; and whether such accounts had been audited?

Lieut.-Colonel GUINNESS:

The accounts of McGrigor's Bank were never submitted to the War Office, but accounts for the receipt and disbursement of the public money entrusted to the firm in their capacity as Army agents for certain corps and Departments were rendered quarterly and were audited at the War Office. The last account, for the June quarter, was received on 8th August.