§ MR. FIELD
To ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether the late Comptroller and Auditor-General was in favour of having the Irish audit work transferred and done in Dublin instead of in London, as at present; whether such transfer has been opposed by the present Assistant Comptroller and Auditor, who refused to receive a report favourable to it from a principal clerk who was sent to Dublin and instructed to investigate its feasibility; and will he say how long this Assistant Comptroller has been in the Audit Office, and what were his qualifications for the post he now holds.
§ (Answered by Mr. Runciman.) The reply is in the negative.