HC Deb 26 April 1926 vol 194 cc1651-2

asked the Prime Minister whether, in their First Report dealing with the classification of Estimates, the Estimates Committee recommend that, as far as possible, all Votes representing activities controlled by or linked to a particular Ministry should be grouped in the same class, and that the Estimates should indicate which Minister is responsible for such services; and whether he will consider these proposals before the Estimates for 1927–28 are prepared?

52. Colonel ENGLAND

asked the Prime Minister whether the Cabinet has considered the recommendations of the Select Committee on Estimates, more especially in favour of submitting in future to the House those Estimates hitherto called Civil Service Estimates under the heading of Civil Estimates; and, if not, whether it will do so with a view to making the change at an early date?


As the Prime Minister has already stated, in reply to a question by my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Everton on Monday last, the recommendations of the Committee are now receiving consideration.


Will the right hon. Gentleman give the House an opportunity to come to a decision on the Report of the Committee.


I am sure that the Prime Minister is anxious to get a decision as soon as Possible.