HC Deb 17 May 1909 vol 5 c21

asked the Prime Minister if he has considered the Third Report of the Public Accounts Committee of this year; and, if so, what action he proposes to take thereon, or if he will give time for its discussion?


An important opinion has now been obtained from the law officers of the Crown bearing upon certain questions as to the construction to be placed on the provisions of the Old Age Pensions Act, relating to the finality of awards upon which the settlement of the question raised in the Report to which the hon. and gallant Member refers must to a large extent depend. I think that it will be convenient, before the matter is discussed by the House, that the Committee should have an opportunity of further considering it in the light of that opinion, and the Treasury, therefore, propose to lay a Minute upon the Report of the Committee before them at an early date.