HC Deb 14 December 1922 vol 159 cc3134-5
46. Lieut.-Colonel POWNALL

asked the Prime Minister what decision has been arrived at with regard to the setting up of an Estimates Committee in the next Session; and whether, if one is to be set up, it can be given wider powers under its reference than has been the case hitherto?


The necessary Motion will be moved next Session setting up the Select Committee on Estimates. The terms of reference will be to examine such of the Estimates presented to this House as may seem fit to the Committee and to report on what, if any, economies consistent with the policy implied in those Estimates may be effected therein.

Lieut.-Colonel POWNALL

Will my right hon. Friend see that this Committee is set up immediately after the House meets?


indicated assent.