§ Sir W. Smithers
asked the Minister of Works the name of the firm of chartered accountants appointed to audit the accounts of the Festival Gardens; and who recommended this firm.
§ Mr. Stokes
Yes. The firm of chartered accountants appointed to audit the accounts of Festival Gardens Ltd. is Messrs. Pannell, Crewdson and Hardy. The firm was recommended to the Board of Festival Gardens Ltd. by the Company's solicitors, Messrs. Linklater and Paines and was appointed by the Board at their meeting on 25th November, 1949. If, however, the hon. Member wishes to know the name of the firm carrying out the investigation into the reasons why the financial commitments of the Company have exceeded the estimates, it is Messrs. Moores, Carson and Watson.