§ Mr. MARRIOTT
(by Private Notice) asked the Lord Privy Seal whether he has now considered the setting up at once of an Estimates Committee, without prejudice to the larger questions of the financial procedure of the House?
Yes, Sir, I have considered what I think is the evident general sense of the House in favour of setting up an Estimates Committee, and I have asked my hon. and gallant Friend the Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (Colonel Leslie Wilson) to arrange to take the necessary steps. I do this, as my hon. Friend has suggested, without prejudice to the further considerations of the larger proposal which I suggested to the House.