§ That a sum, not exceeding £469,975 15s. 0d., be granted to Her Majesty, to make good excesses on the grants for Navy Services for the year ended on the 31st day of March, 1957.733
|No. of Vote||Navy Services, 1956–57 Vote||DEFICITS||SURPLUSES|
|Excesses of Actual over Estimated Gross Expenditure||Deficiencies of Actual as compared with Estimated Receipts||Surpluses of Estimated over Actual Gross Expenditure||Surpluses of Actual as compared with Estimated Receipts|
|1||Pay, &c, of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines||—||—||1,027,815||19||10||158,815||13||7|
|2||Victualling and Clothing for the Navy||676,261||5||4||—||—||478,677||1||5|
|3||Medical Establishments and Services||8,049||11||6||—||—||12,168||19||8|
|4||Civilians employed on Fleet Services||28,511||15||3||—||—||5,168||4||2|
|7||Royal Naval Reserves||—||—||38,376||3||5||927||3||8|
|8||Shipbuilding, Repairs, Maintenance, &c:|
|Section III.—Contract Work||1,143,861||9||8||1,278,379||13||5||—||—|
|10||Works, Buildings and Repairs at Home and Abroad||—||—||268,901||2||3||4,108||15||9|
|11||Miscellaneous Effective Services||—||318,720||14||8||63,666||17||11||—|
|14||Merchant Shipbuilding and Repair||2,100||16||3||—||—||—|
|15||Additional Married Quarters.||9,037||13||8||—||—||—|
|—||Balances Irrecoverable and Claims Abandoned||3,807||7||8||—||—||—|
|£4,805,388 16 9||£4,805,388 16 9|
§ Question put and agreed to.
§ Major Legge-Bourke
On a point of order, Sir Charles. May I go back to the point I was going to put a few moments ago? The procedure which has been followed on the Service Estimates this year is a procedure which I understand to be experimental. Some of us who would wish to take a great interest in the last of the Service Estimates which have been put before us have felt ourselves considerably restricted. We feel 734 that this year—it may not always be so in future—the Air Estimates have been of particular interest, but, as a result of the procedure we have followed, it has been virtually impossible to deal with more than two Votes out of a selected list of four or five.
All I wish to place on record, as a point of order if I may, is the hope that reconsideration will be given to this matter in future so that we are not, on the back benches, restricted as we have been this year.
§ The Chairman
It is not a point of order. But I will see that note is taken of what the hon. and gallant Member has said. Did the hon. Member for Macclesfield (Sir A. V. Harvey) wish to raise the same point.
§ Sir A. V. Harvey
The same point, Sir Charles. If I may elaborate what my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for the Isle of Ely (Major Legge-Bourke) has said, we have had the three Services today commencing after Questions, and the Air Votes came on tonight at a quarter past eight.
§ Sir A. V. Harvey
May I as a back bencher put on record that we have had only one hour and a quarter to discuss the Air Votes, whereas the other two Services had almost double that time? It is surely right that the Air Force Votes should have had more than that.
§ Resolutions to be reported.
§ Report to be received Tomorrow Committee to sit again Tomorrow.