Street Collections.

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry – in the House of Commons on 17th July 1934.

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Photo of Mr John Potter Mr John Potter , Eccles


asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his Department calls for state ments of income and expenditure from all institutions and societies granted the privilege of flag days in London and the provinces; and whether such statements of income and expenditure are audited and certified by a member or members of one of the recognised bodies of professional accountants in England and Wales?

Photo of Mr John Gilmour Mr John Gilmour , Glasgow Pollok

Under the regulations governing the holding of street collections, the promoters of each collection are required to furnish to the police authority granting the permit a statement showing in detail the amount received and the expenses incurred. These statements are required to be audited by the auditors to the society promoting the collection or other responsible person not connected with the fund. In London and in many other areas the promoters are in addition placed under an obligation to publish a resume of the financial statement in the local Press. The regulations do not require the auditors to be members of a professional association.

Photo of Mr Rhys Davies Mr Rhys Davies , Westhoughton

Is there any provision to see that these accounts are audited by competent auditors irrespective of any society?

Photo of Mr John Gilmour Mr John Gilmour , Glasgow Pollok

Oh, yes, Sir, I understand that that is so.