HC Deb 07 July 1960 vol 626 c693
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.