§ COLONEL DENNY (Kilmarnock Burghs)
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether, in the event of any burgh in Scotland having a local Act of its own, the Secretary for Scotland has any power to appoint an auditor.
*MR. A. GRAHAM MURRAY
The Town Councils Act of last year requires the Secretary for Scotland to appoint an auditor for every burgh, except the five large burghs. I am of opinion that this duty, which is an affirmative one, must be exercised notwithstanding the provisions of any local Act.