HC Deb 22 March 1923 vol 161 c2758
74. Mr. W. GRAHAM

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been called to the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor-General on the Civil Services Appropriation Accounts, 1921–22, just issued, in which he states that some time ago over £ 5,000 was stolen from a strong room at the office of the Public Trustee; whether all or any portion of this sum has been recovered; and what steps have been taken by the Treasury to exercise greater control over Departmental strong rooms on the lines suggested by the Comptroller and Auditor-General?


No recovery has been made of any portion of the sum stolen. As regards the last part of the question, general instructions are on the point of issue by the Treasury as to the means to be adopted to secure the proper control of strong rooms and safes, including custody of keys, regulation of watchmen, etc.