§ Mr. HIGHAM
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?
§ Mr. BURNS
The whole of the accounts of the town councils of the following 839W 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:—
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.