HC Deb 16 February 1927 vol 202 cc929-30

asked the Prime Minister when the Select Committee on Estimates will be set up; and whether he will consider the desirability of setting up two or more such committees to deal respectively with Estimates for the fighting services, Civil Service, and other groups of Estimates in order to ensure adequate scrutiny before the Estimates are considered in Committee of Supply?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Baldwin)

The necessary Motion to set up the Estimates Committee will be moved as soon as arrangements can be made. As regards the second part of the question, I think it preferable to follow the procedure adopted last year. The Select Committee should it so desire can, of course, arrange to appoint sub-committees.