HC Deb 11 May 1978 vol 949 cc565-6W
Mr. Grylls

asked the Lord President of the Council if, for the avoidance of doubt, he will move to amend the order of reference of the Committee of Public Accounts so as to subject to its examination the accounts of the National Enterprise Board.

Mr. Foot

The accounts of the National Enterprise Board are required by the Industry Act 1975 to be laid before Parliament and are therefore already subject to examination by the

and other controlled drugs, and offences concerning other controlled drugs alone, respectively; and how much it costs annually in costs and administrative resources to bring these prosecutions.

Mr. Merlyn Rees

In answer to the first part of the Question, information in the form requested is not available. The available information about proceedings is as follows:

Public Accounts Committee under Standing Order 86. I understand that the Committee is currently examining certain questions relating to the Board's accountability to Parliament. The Government will, of course, consider very carefully any recommendations which the Committee may make arising out of its examination.