§ Captain CLIVE
asked the President of the Local Government Board if he is aware that the auditors of the Board, in auditing the accounts of the small holdings committee of the Herefordshire County Council, has credited the accounts with rents due to the council but not paid, and has not debited the rents due by the council but not paid, thereby giving an erroneous impression of the result of the year's working; whether this is the regular practice with the accounts of all counties; and, if so, if he will see that it is altered so as to show a true balance sheet?
§ Mr. BURNS
I am in communication with the district auditor who audited the accounts of the county council for the last year. As to the latter part of the question I have no reason to suppose that the accounts of county councils generally are so kept as not to show the true result of the year's working of the small holdings.