§ 54. Mr. W. THORNE
asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that the Mayor of Poplar stated publicly that the Guardians of Poplar had at the present moment 17 Government auditors going through their books; if he can state whether the Poplar Board of Guardians have in any way violated their legal powers; and if he can give any reasons why 17 Government auditors are going through the guardians' books?
§ Sir A. MOND
The audit referred to is the usual half-yearly audit, and only one auditor with a total staff of nine assistants and clerks is engaged on it. The work of the audit has been considerably increased owing to the necessity for checking the claims on the Metropolitan Common Poor Fund under the Act of last Session.