§ 91 and 92. Sir W. Smithers
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation (1) in view of the fact that a loss of £4,210,551 was written off for 1948–49 by his Department, what steps he is taking to reduce this loss in future; and what improvement there as been to date;
(2) in view of the Comptroller and Auditor-General's criticisms in Section 10 and 11 of the Trading Accounts and Balance Sheeets, 1948–49, what steps he is taking to keep the accounts in a more satisfactory way.
§ Mr. Beswick
The Report of the Comptroller and Auditor-General on these trading accounts will shortly be considered on behalf of this House by the Select Committee on Public Accounts, and it would be undesirable for me to deal with any specific points in it at this stage.