HC Deb 23 July 1986 vol 102 c262W
36. Mr. Parry

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has any plans to introduce legislation to change the role of the district auditor.

Mrs. Rumbold

I have no present plans to do so. In its report, the Widdicombe committee of inquiry into the conduct of local authority business has made a number of recommendations concerning the role of the district auditor, and I shall be considering its proposals in the light of the consultation exercise announced in my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Broxbourne (Mrs. Roe) on 19 June at column639.