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European Community (Auditors)

Volume 961: debated on Wednesday 24 January 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade what representations he has received concerning the proposed eighth directive relating to the qualifications of EEC auditors; and when he expects to make a statement.

Last October, my Department sent copies of the draft directive to over 40 bodies, inviting their comments. The Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies and some, but not all, of the others have now responded. The advice received will help to determine the United Kingdom line when an EEC Council working party begins its detailed consideration of the text.