That there shall be a Select Committee, to be designated the Estimates Committee, to examine such of the Estimates presented to this House as may seem fit to the Committee and report how, if at all, the policy implied in those Estimates may be carried out more economically and, if the Committee think fit to consider the principal variations between the Estimates and those relating to the previous financial year and the form in which the Estimates are presented to the House, to consist of forty-three Members, who shall be nominated at the commencement of every session, and of whom seven shall be a quorum:
The Committee shall have power to send for persons, papers, and records, to sit not-withstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time:
The Committee shall have power to appoint sub-committees and to refer to such sub-committees any of the matters referred to the Committee; three shall be a quorum of every such sub-committee:
Every such sub-committee shall have power to send for persons, papers, and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, and to adjourn from place to place:
The Committee shall have power to report from time to time the Minutes of Evidence taken before the sub-committees and reported by them to the Committee.
That this Order be a Standing Order of the House.—[Mr. Maudling.]