HC Deb 18 June 1973 vol 858 cc5-6W
36. Mr. Lipton

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he is aware that one of the two inspectors appointed to examine the affairs of Lonrho is a member of the firm of accountants who audit one of Lonhro's main subsidiaries; and whether in these circumstances he will appoint another inspector in his place.

Sir G. Howe

As announced on Friday after consultation with officials of my Department, Mr. D. Garrett, FCA, has asked to withdraw from his position as an inspector into the affairs of Lonrho Ltd. under Section 165 of the Companies Act 1948. I have agreed to this and hope to announce the name of his successor shortly.