Audit and Accounts Order.

Government of Burma Act, 1935. – in the House of Commons on 19th March 1942.

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Photo of Lieut-Colonel Leo Amery Lieut-Colonel Leo Amery , Birmingham Sparkbrook

I beg to move, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty in pursuance of the provisions of Section 157 of the Government of Burma Act, 1935, praying that the Government of Burma (Audit and Accounts) Order, 1942, be made in the form of the draft laid before Parliament. According to the Government of Burma Audit and Accounts Order, 1936, the Auditor-General has to retire at the age of 55, or on the completion of five years' service. The period of the present Auditor-General's office terminates at the end of this month, but, in view of the very great increase of expenditure and the many difficult and complicated questions arising out of the fact that war has actually been waged in Burma, the Governor is anxious—and I am in entire agreement—that the term of the present Auditor-General's office should be prolonged during the present emergency. This Order empowers the Governor, in his discretion, to extend the tenure of the present incumbent for such further period as may seem expedient.

Question put, and agreed to.

Address to be presented by Privy Councillors or Members of His Majesty's Household.