§ Mr. Arthur Jones
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether the code of practice for district and private auditors which he proposes to introduce will include guidance on the audit of local authority direct labour departments; and when he proposes to introduce it.
§ Mr. Graham Page
The code of practice, which was published on 12th April, 1972, sets out general guidance about the audit of all accounts of local authorities. Its provisions will be effective from the operative date of the audit provisions in Part VIII of the Local Government Bill.