HC Deb 09 June 1921 vol 142 cc2052-3
45. Mr. MOSLEY

asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been called to the statements contained in paragraph 10 of the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor-General upon the Appropriation Account of the receipt and expenditure for air services, dated 18th March, 1920, to the effect that a sum of about £76,000 had been expended in connection with the Cairo-Capetown air route, whereas the sum sanctioned by the Treasury was £3,000; whether any explanation of the occurrence has yet been furnished by the Air Ministry; and what action is contemplated for the re-establishment of Treasury control over the spending departments?


The expenditure in question took place in the Financial years 1919–20 and 1920–21. The matter has been fully discussed before the Public Accounts Committee, and their Report is awaited.