HC Deb 29 March 1912 vol 36 cc838-9W

asked the President of the Local Government Board if he will state the names of the county borough[...] and of the non-county boroughs in England and Wales whose accounts, apart from education accounts, are audited by the Local Government Board under local Acts or Provisional Orders; what are the titles of the Acts or Provisional Orders under which the accounts are so audited; which boroughs asked for such audit; and upon which boroughs was it imposed by either Parliament or the Local Government Board?


The whole of the accounts of the town councils of the following boroughs have been made subject to audit by district auditors appointed by the Local Government Board in pursuance of the local Acts or Provisional Orders specified below:—

County Boroughs. Title of Act.
Bournemouth Bournemouth Improvement Act, 1892.
Plymouth Plymouth Corporation Act, 1904.
Merthyr Tydvil Municipal Corporation (Merthyr Tydvil Scheme Confirmatiion) Act, 1905.
*Southampton Southampton Corporation Act, 1910.
*Hastings Hastings Corporation (Water and Finance Act, 1911.
Non-County Boroughs.
Tunbridge Wells Tunbridge Wells Improvement Act, 1890.
Southend-on-Sea Sounthend-on-Sea Corporation Act, 1895.
Swindon Swindon Corporation Act, 1904.
Cheltenham Provisional Orders Confirmation (No. 15) Act, 1905.
Poole Provisional Orders Confirmation (No. 12) Act, 1905.
Chemsford Provisional Orders Confirmation (No. 8) Act, 1907.
East Ham Provisional Orders Confirmation (No. 6) Act, 1908.
Monmouth Provisional Orders Confirmation (No. 10) Act, 1908.
Margate Margate Corporation Act, 1908.
Shrewsbury Shrewsbury Corporation Act, 1909.
*Warrington Warrington Corporation Act, 1911.
*Lancaster Provisional Orders Confirmation (No. 14) Act, 1911.
*Christchurch Provisional Orders Confirmation (No. 7) Act, 1911.
*The accounts in these cases come under audit from the 1st of April, 1912.

In the cases of Plymouth, Warrington, and Merthyr Tydvil the provisions as to audit were inserted in the local or Confirming Act by the Committee of the House of Commons. In the case of Chelmsford it was inserted in the Confirming Act by the request of the town council. In all the other cases the accounts were subjected to audit on the application of the town council, although, in some instances, the application was made as a result of pressure from the Local Government Board or from the locality.

Forward to