asked the Minister for Local Government if he will state the position with regard to the audit of accounts of public bodies at 31st March, 1947, as compared with the position at the corresponding date in the five preceding years.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Audit of Public Bodies' Accounts.
The number of audits relating to all periods ended 31st March, 1946, outstanding at 31st March, 1947, was 45. The figures at the corresponding date in each of the five preceding years were 423 at 31st March, 1942; 492 at 31st March, 1943; 466 at 31st March, 1944; 425 at 31st March, 1945, and 71 at 31st March, 1946. The number of audits completed during the past year was 341 including 24 relating to periods ended September and December, 1946. With the exception of four public bodies, the accounts to 31st March, 1945, of all local authorities have now been audited.