HC Deb 01 July 1997 vol 297 cc95-6W
Mr. Mitchell

To ask the President of the Board of Trade if she will investigate the affairs of the auditors of Resort Hotels and the recognised supervisory body which licensed and monitored the quality of audits. [4857]

Mr. Ian McCartney

[holding answer 25 June 1997]: The regulation of auditors is a matter for their recognised supervisory body to whom any complaints should be made. The Department's powers of investigation are broadly directed towards limited liability companies and to persons carrying on investment business, rather than the affairs of auditors.