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THE TOWN ACCOUNTS LOCA.L OR AN OUTSIDE ACCOUNT- ANT? I ANIMATED DISCUSSION AT THE BOROUGH COUNCIL. At a meeting of the Llanelly Borough Council, held on Monday, Mr. D. W. Rees presiding, an ani- mated discussion ensued on certain recommenda- tions of the Finance Committee dealing with the engagement of an accountant to prepare the accounts of the Council for the government audit. The recommendations of the Finance Committee were as follows:— The finance committee of the Llanelly Borough Council met on Tuesday of last week at the Town Hall. Mr. J. Griffiths presided, there being also present: Messrs. T. Hughes,E. Trubshaw J. Maybery and J. Thomas. It was decided that the clerk attend upon Mr. R. G. Cawker, in Swansea and produce to him the ledger and the minute book, and ask for an estimate of the cost ot entering up the books or account of the Council and reporb to the Finance Committee on Thursday." "A meeting of the Finance Committee was again held on Thursday. The Clerk reported that he had seen Mr. Cawker at Swansea, and ascertained that he was auditor to the Swansea corporation and that his staff thoroughly understood the work necessary to be done in connection with the Council accounts. Mr. Cawker said that his fee would not exceed in any case S50. A letter was read from Mr. W. David applying for the work. Mr. W. Howell proposed, and Mr. Ellis Evans seconded that Mr. W. David be entrusted with the preparation of the accounts of the Council for audit, subject to the fee being satisfactorily arranged. Mr. E. Trubshaw pro- posed as an amendment that having heard Mr. Cawker's fee would not exceed X50 and in view of the special nature of the work that Mr. Cawker be instructed to proceed therewith. The amendment was put to the meeting and carried by the chairman's casting vote. Mr. T. Hughes proposed and Mr. J. Thomas seconded that they should advertise locally. This was put to the meeting, declared carried, and referred to the Council." At the Council on Monday it was moved and seconded that the recommendations be adopted. Mr. Trubshaw rose to move an amendment, and detailed the policy followed by the Finance Com- mittee in asking the clerk to get Mr. Cawker's terms. It was now recommended that the committee should stultify themselves by adopting other lines. He felt the position most keenly, and he moved as an amendment that Mr. Cawker be instructed to do the work at a cost not exceeding £50. Any resolution short of this would be derogatory to the Finance Committee who had formulated a definite policy after serious consideration. Mr. Cawker was thoroughly conversant with the work, as he undertook the audit of the accounts of the Swansea ') Corporation. The local circumstances were very exceptional, and without going into details dealing with the exceptional circumstances and difficulties, he contented himself with moving as an amend- ment that Mr. Cawker be appointed. He did not wish to drive business out of Llanelly. It was ndfc part of his business to drive anything out of Llanelly. This had not been his policy hitherto, nor would it be in the future. But when they were confronted with an extraordinary position like the present, it was their duty to meet the difficulty in the best possible way. He did not wish to make any reflection on any local man, and the exceptional circumstances constituted the only reason why he moved the amendment. Mr. Maybery seconded the amendment and endorsed the observations made by Mr. Trubshaw. Mr. W. Howell supported the confirmation of the minutes of the committee. It did not appear to him that anything had been done at the first meeting of the committee of an irrevocable char- acter, as the clerk had only discussed the matter with Mr. Cawker. At the second meeting, the matter was further discussed and an application was received from Mr. David. He then proposed that Mr. David be entrusted with the work, feeling confident that he was fully competent to do it. He was of the same opinion to-day. A great deal had been said as to Mr. David not being a chartered accountant but he ventured to state that there were many members of the Society of chartered accountants who had passed no examination. He ventured to state that there were many men in Llanelly competent to do the work of chartered accountants, but who were not members of the society because it meant that they were to confine themselves exclusively to that work. He was informed that there was nothing very special about the accounts. No special ingenuity was required for their preparation. Mr. Ellis Evans followed in the same strain. He believed there were men in Llanelly quite com- petent of doing the work, and he failed to see any reason why it should go elsewhere. Mr. Trubshaw said he had no desire to drive trade out of Llanelly, but he was bcmnd to say that the amendment look- ed very much like it. Mr. Thompson understood that the Finance Committee had been empowered to make arrange- ments with Mr. Cawker, The Clerk said that was not decided. Mr. Tregoning supported the amendment of Mr. Trubshaw. Mr. Guest contended that the Finance Committee had been empowered to get the work done. Mr. Trubshaw replied that at the last meeting of Finance Committee it was decided to refer the whole question back to the Council for considera- tion. Mr. Guest: That doesn't appear in the minutes of the committee. Mr. Tom Hughes explained that upon maturer consideration, he was disposed to think the work could be done locally. Mr. Joseph Williams said he would be second to none in supporting Mr, David when he considered him the best man, but on the present occasion he was constrained to support the appointment of Mr. Cawker. After a farther discussion a vote was taken, when it was decided to appoint Mr. Cawker by a large majority. The voting was as follows :— For Mr. Trubshaw's amendment. Against. The Chairman Mr. Tom Hughes Mr. Trubsbaw W. Howell Maybery J. Thomas Joseph Williams" D. Thomas Hansard „ R. Guest Thompson E. Evans Brodie Tregoning D. James J. Griffiths

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