§ * MR. ELLIS GRIFFITH
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, with reference to paragraphs 31 to 46, inclusive, of the 4th Report of the Public Accounts Committee for 1894, what steps have been taken by the Admiralty to carry out the recommendations as to the independent surveys of the stocks of Naval stores?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. W. E. MACARTNEY, Antrim, S.)
The Admiralty have agreed to the suggestion that the Comptroller and Auditor-General should be empowered to cause a special stock-taking to be performed in any case where, from any suspicion of error or other cause, he may consider such a measure desirable. As regards independent stock-taking within the Admiralty, the subject, which relates to several Departments and involves important questions of cost, is still under consideration.