49. Captain TUDOR-REES
asked the Prime Minister whether he proposes to set up the Departmental Committees to make minute and detailed investigation of expenditure in certain Departments, recommended by the Geddes Report?
I would ask the hon. and gallant Member to await the announcement which my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer proposes to make to-morrow.
§ Mr. J. LAMBERT
(by Private Notice) asked the Leader of the House whether he will permit the discussion on the Geddes Report to be taken on a substantive Motion instead of on the Adjournment of the House?
I think that the most convenient course will be to 249 take to-morrow's discussion, which must necessarily be of a general character, on the Motion for Adjournment, as proposed by me last week.
§ Mr. LAMBERT
Will not that be somewhat unsatisfactory, since we shall have no opportunity of expressing our approval or disapproval of the Report as a whole?
I do not quite see that a Motion for the approval or disapproval of the Report as a whole would be a useful discussion. I think it would be a much more effective discussion when we come to examine and deal with the Estimates for the various Services.