§ Mr. LARDNER
asked the Chief Secretary if he will inquire whether the Urban District Council of Portadown have been carrying out their banking business in accordance with the Public Bodies Order; will he state how many accounts this council has with its bankers; whether any report has been made in reference thereto by the Local Government Board auditor; and, if so, to what effect?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The banking business of the Portadown Urban District Council has been, and is, carried out in accordance with the Public Bodies Order. At the present time there is only one account with the Treasurer, and no necessity exists for a second as there is no expenditure out of loans. The auditor called attention some time ago to the separation in a second account of a contribution from the Great Northern Railway Company towards the making of a new road, but there was nothing irregular in this, and the two accounts have since been amalgamated.