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Clause 13—(Accounts And Audit)

Volume 531: debated on Tuesday 27 July 1954

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Lords Amendment: In page 15, line 8, leave out "Accountant and Auditors" and insert "Accountants."

10.28 p.m.

I beg to move, "That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment."

This is purely a drafting Amendment arising from the fact that the name of the, society has been changed to that in the Amendment.

May I ask the Home Secretary, or the Assistant Postmaster-General, what they thought that the original words meant? What is a "single incorporated accountant" which accountant has been selected for this curious honour, and why have they added "auditors" when they do not appear in the name of the society at all? Why do not the Government take the trouble to find out the proper name of the body which they propose to charge with quite important functions?

Question put, and agreed to.