§ 16. Mr. Mathers
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when the report of the auditor on the defalcations in the office of the town clerk of Dalbeattie, at the beginning of 1938, will be available?
§ Mr. Colville
I am informed that the auditor has completed his preliminary examination of the accounts and proposes, subject to the necessary procedure as to notice and opportunity for inspection of the abstract by ratepayers, to hold the public audit on 8th March. The terms of the auditor's report will be made available in the usual way after the audit is completed.