§ Mr. Colvin
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received recently about the powers of the district audit, and if he has any proposals for changing the system for the auditing of local government accounts.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
I am not aware of any recent representations about the powers of district auditors.
My right hon. Friend has no proposals to change further the arrangements for local government audit, including the powers and duties of auditors, which were redefined by the Local Government Finance Act 1982.