HC Deb 16 March 1896 vol 38 c1025
MR. PRYCE-JONES (Montgomery Boroughs)

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board, will he explain why the Order prescribing the forms in which accounts of Parish Councils must be made up have not yet been issued by the Local Government Board, although it was stated in a circular of the Board, dated 12th December 1894, that such an Order was then in course of preparation; and, whether, in view of the fact that these accounts must be made up to the 31st March, he will cause the Order to be issued without further delay?


The Local Government Board, in May of last year, issued an Order prescribing the form of the Financial Statement showing the receipts and expenditure of the Parish Councils, but they have thought it desirable to defer the issue of an Order prescribing further forms and books of account until greater experience has been obtained as to the duties undertaken by Parish Councils, and as to the forms of account which could be most conveniently adopted.