§ MR. COURTHOPE (Sussex, Rye)
To ask the President of the Local Government Board when it is contemplated to issue regulations, together with an Order for Accounts, with respect to the accounts of the councils of metropolitan boroughs established under the provisions of The London Government Act, 1899.
(Answered by John Burns.) The Local Government Board have prescribed the forms of books and accounts to be used by the Metropolitan Borough Councils in connection with the collection of the rates, and also the form of financial statement to be submitted to the district auditor. They do not propose to issue regulations respecting the accounts of these councils generally whilst the subject of the accounts of local authorities is under the consideration of the Departmental Committee now sitting.