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District Auditors

Volume 12: debated on Wednesday 11 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what progress he has made in appointing members of private sector accountancy firms as additional district auditors to audit the accounts for 1981–82 of certain local authorities in England.

I have today appointed the following as additional district auditors. The names of the authorities with which they will be concerned are given in brackets.Mr. D. M. Booth of Messrs Price Waterhouse (Tyne and Wear County Council)Mr. R. Harbottle of Messrs. Deloitte Haskins & Sells (Durham County Council)Mr. A. Pinkney of Messrs. Coopers & Lybrand (London Borough of Kingston)Sir Douglas Morpeth of Messrs Touche Ross & Co. (Westminster City Council)Mr. T. A. J. Bedford of Messrs Robson Rhodes (Oldham Borough Council)I shall announce further appointments shortly