HC Deb 23 April 1913 vol 52 cc352-3

asked on what statutory provision or legal opinion the Comptroller and Auditor-General relies in allowing the Local Government Board for Ireland to alter and restrict by circular the administration of the loan of £1,000,000 issued in 1911 for the purposes of the Labourers (Ireland) Acts, thus preventing the operation of schemes conforming in every respect to those Acts; and whether the Board will be required, in the allocation of the forthcoming loan, to disregard their circular, observe the Acts, and enable the suspended schemes to be carried out?


The functions of the Comptroller and Auditor-General would not extend beyond seeing that the Grants made were duly authorised by the authority appointed to authorise them under the Acts, and that the total authorised by the Acts was not exceeded.