§ MR. EUGENE WASON (Clackmannan and Kinross)
To ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether he will be prepared to give effect to the recommendations of the Select Committee on National Expenditure, and especially that a new rule of Supply should ensure that at least one day should be provided for the consideration 1299 by the House of the Reports of the Public Accounts Committee; and that an Estimates Committee should be appointed at the beginning of each session to examine and report into one Class of the Estimates.
(Answered by Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman.) I think a reasonable opportunity should be given for the Report of the Public Accounts Committee being discussed by the House of Commons. The whole question of the manner in which the financial control of the He use of Commons should be exercised seems eminently a matter for the Committee on Procedure to consider.