HC Deb 25 June 1997 vol 296 c551W
Mr. Mitchell

To ask the President of the Board of Trade if she will assess the advantages of replacing the recognised supervisory bodies responsible for regulating auditors with a single independent regulator. [4824]

Mr. Ian McCartney

The Government's business manifesto said that we would ensure there is a framework of independent regulation for the accounting profession. I shall bear in mind my hon. Friend's suggestion in that context.