HC Deb 10 July 1888 vol 328 c888
MR. R. POWER (Waterford)

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether it is proposed to fill up the appointment of Assistant Comptroller and Auditor, in accordance with section 6 of 29 & 30 Vict. c. 39; or, if not, whether it is intended to introduce a Bill for the abolition of the Office?

THE FIRST LORD (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)

The question as to the appointment of Assistant Comptroller and Auditor General is now under consideration; but I am not prepared to give any information as to the steps which may be taken in dealing with the vacancy. The hon. Member is right in his assumption that the abolishment of the appointment would require legislation. The hon. and learned Member for Dundee (Mr. E. Robertson) will, I hope, accept this answer to the Question standing in his name on the Paper for Friday.