§ 39. Mr. C. WILLIAMS
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether it will be necessary for him to ask the House to pass a Supplementary Estimate in order to carry out the scheme now being prepared for the development of veterinary medical research?
§ Mr. WILLIAMS
Will the right hon. Gentleman give an undertaking that he will not ask any indirect grant of the taxpayer until he has consulted the House of Commons?
§ Dr. ADDISON
No. I cannot give an absolute guarantee of that kind. These grants are made in the course of the ordinary administration of work and proposals are not submitted individually in advance to the House of Commons. The expenditure, of course, comes before the House of Commons in the ordinary way and the Minister is responsible for what he has done.