§ 51. Mr. HARDIE
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the number of removals from the lists of public auditors for 1925, 1926, and 1927, respectively, and the reasons for such removals, together with the names of the accountancy associations of which the persons whose names were thus removed were members?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
The number of removals from the list of public auditors under the Friendly Societies and Industrial and Provident Societies Acts in the years 1925, 1926, and 1927 were 35, 31, and 45 respectively. The reasons for removal were:
Death 39 Resignation 32 Removal from district for which appointed 4 No audits for a number of years 22 Failure to render returns of audits 7 Inefficient audits 4 Unprofessional conduct 3
§ As explained in my reply to the hon. Member on the 16th February, it is not the practice to publish the names of auditors removed from the list or of the associations to which they belong.