§ MR. CLAUDE HAY
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board if he will state what progress has been made by the Board in connection with the preparation of an order for accounts, for the purposes of regulating and controlling the finances of the Metropolitan Water Board, in accordance with the provisions of the Metropolis Water Act, 1902.
I beg further to ask the President of the Local Government Board what steps have been taken by the Board to prepare an order for accounts for regulating the finances and account keeping of the Central (Unemployed) Body for London and the Metropolitan Distress Committees, in accordance with The Unemployed Workmen Act, 1905, Section 3 (g); and whether it is contemplated to prescribe any financial regulations before the Act expires on the 11th August, 1908.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. John BURNS, Battersea)
The Local Government Board have prescribed the forms of financial statement to be submitted to the auditor in the case of the Metropolitan Water Board and the Central (Unemployed) Body; but, pending the Report of the Departmental Committee on the accounts of local authorities, they have not thought it desirable to make regulations generally as to the accounts of these bodies.