HC Deb 10 March 1898 vol 54 c1249
MR. G. DRAGE (Derby)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether his attention has been called to the fact that the expenses to be incurred under the Workmen's Compensation Act are set down in the Estimate under two different heads—namely, the Home Office (Class 2, page 89) and the Registry of Friendly Societies (Class 2, page 139); and whether he will consider the advisability of placing both Votes under one head, and making one Minister responsible for the whole administration of the Act?


The course adopted is, I understand, that which has universally been pursued on the Estimates when money has to be spent by two public Departments. I think my hon. Friend will see that it would be quite impossible to make any Minister responsible for the expenditure of any Department not under his control.