HC Deb 02 June 1919 vol 116 cc1688-9

Leave given to the Committee to make a Special Report.

Special Report brought up, and read:—

Sir SAMUEL ROBERTS reported from the Committee of Selection: That they had agreed to the following Special Report: 'That, in view of the fact that the attendance of Ministers is often required on the Standing Committee which considers Estimates, and that it is not practicable for the Committee of Selection to make such provision as would facilitate their attendance, consideration be given to the expediency of enabling the Committee of Selection to appoint all Ministers who are Members of this House as ex-officio Members of the Standing Committee to which Estimates may be referred, without the power of voting except when Estimates affecting their respective Departments are under consideration.'

Report to lie upon the Table.