HC Deb 23 February 1912 vol 34 cc964-5W

asked the Prime Minister when he will be prepared to lay before the House the composition of the new Estimates Committee; whether this body will annually analyse the Estimates for each Department, or whether it will take those of one or of two Departments each year; whether the body will limit its examination to general criticism or, whether it will make specific recommendations as to particular outlays, on the employment of individuals, or in the execution of specific schemes; and whether its annual Report will be made public.


I regret that I am unable to anticipate a statement which I hope to make on this subject at an early date.