HC Deb 28 February 1905 vol 141 cc1452-3
MR. FIELD (Dublin, St. Patrick)

To ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether favourable consideration has been given to the question of the transfer of the audit of the Irish Public Accounts from London to Dublin; and, if so, when it is proposed to effect the change.

(Answered by Mr. Victor Cavendish.) No change has taken place in the position of this matter since the replies to the Questions of the hon. Member for Limerick. East, on June 29th,† 1903. It is doubtful whether any saving could be made by transfer of the audit to Dublin; but if any should arise it would not compensate for the inconvenience of the absence of direct supervision of work and of personal conference with the officers engaged on it.