§ 36. Mr. Grimond
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proposals he has for improving the control of the House of Commons over public expenditure.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
Following on the conclusion of certain consultations which are taking place, I shall hope to make a statement as to how we should tackle these matters in the next Session, before we rise for the Summer Recess.
§ Mr. Grimond
I should like to express the hope that the right hon. Gentleman has more success in controlling this sort of expenditure. May we expect a statement in a definite form, or has it not yet been worked out?
§ Mr. Butler
It depends on certain consultations, some of which I am having today with hon. and right hon. Members opposite. I then hope to make an announcement before we rise.