§ 37. Mr. HALL-CAINE
asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the fact that every recent special audit of local authorities' accounts has revealed irregularities, he will consider the desirability of introducing measures to ensure better methods of supervision?
Sir H. YOUNG
Special audits as distinct from the ordinary periodical audits are only held where irregularities arc known or suspected to exist. It is the constant aim of my Department to secure adequate financial control by means of continuous supervision of accounts, and every opportunity is taken, through the District Audit Service and otherwise, of impressing this need upon local authorities.