HC Deb 07 August 1919 vol 119 cc564-5W

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the sums of money still required for the conduct of government, he will consider the possibility of publishing weekly detailed statements of the outlay of the various Departments so that the public may realise how the money is being absorbed and the efforts made to effect economies?


Owing to the variation of expenditure from week to week I do not think detailed statements for such short periods would be useful.