HC Deb 16 March 1922 vol 151 c2360
47. Commander BELLAIRS

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will consider the formation of a committee of the leading bankers to consider the methods of accountancy in the civil and military departments of the Navy, Army, and Air Services with a view to their amalgamation on a unified and simplified system leading to considerable economies?


The accounting methods of these departments are generally similar to those of the rest of the public service. I do not understand what the hon. and gallant Member means by a unified system of accountancy.

Commander BELLAIRS

Will my hon. Friend consider the matter from the point of view of amalgamating the systems of the Navy, Army, and Air services, as is being proposed in the medical services?


I really am not quite sure to what my hon. and gallant Friend refers. If he refers to the amalgamation of staff, that, surely, must be quite a different question from the services conducted by different Departments and different offices.