MR. CLEMENT EDWARDS (Denbigh Districts)
To ask the President of the Local Government Board what general powers exist, if any, for the auditing of the accounts of such public charities as may be controlled by parochial trustees, town, district, or parish councils; and whether an annual Return is required to be made of such charities, and in whom resides the power, if any, to compel such Returns being made.
(Answered by Mr. John Burns.) Expenditure relating to charities which are included in the accounts of any council whose accounts are subject to audit by a district auditor are audited by that auditor. Except to this extent, the matters referred to in the Question do not come within the province of the Local Government Board, but belong to that of the Charity Commissioners.