§ MR. J. MACVEAGH
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the attention of the Loan Fund Board of Ireland has been called to the fact that some of the loan societies have appointed relatives of directors as auditors; and whether, with a view to checking abuses, some qualification for auditors can be insisted upon, as well as the publication in a local newspaper of the annual statement of accounts.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Loan Fund Board are not aware that any loan fund society certified under 6 and 7 Vic, cap. 91, has appointed relatives of directors or any other persons as auditors. The only official having power to audit the accounts of such societies is the Loan Fund inspector appointed under the statute referred to.