§ MR. DILLWYN
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, What course is adopted by the Treasury in cases in which the Auditor General is unable to certify to the correctness of payments charged in the Appropriation Account?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
, in reply, said, it was the duty of the Auditor General to make a Report as to any part of the public expenditure in which there had been any irregularity. Those Reports were presented to the House of Commons and were referred to the Committee on Public Accounts. That Committee took evidence and reported their conclusions to the House, and, as a general rule, the Treasury were guided by the opinions of the Committee.