HC Deb 27 January 1812 vol 21 c331
Mr. Bankes

conceiving that there would be no objection to the motion, without making any observation moved, "That a Committee be appointed to examine and consider what regulations and checks have been established in order to ontroul the several branches of the Pubic Expenditure in Great Britain and Ireland, and how far the same have been effectual; and what further measures can be adopted for reducing any part of the said expenditure, or diminishing the amount of salaries and emoluments, without detriment to the public service." And a Committee was appointed accordingly.