§ Mr. E. CECIL
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he can now say whether, in the future Returns of public expenditure under various Acts which he has promised to issue annually, in continuance of Parliamentary Paper, No. 218, of 1919, he will give directions that administrative expenditure should be stated separately so that, for instance, comparisons may be instituted between different areas; and that capital and current expenditure may be shown separately so that, for instance, the proportion of salaries to upkeep may be made clear?
I understand that some of the Departments concerned are conferring with my right hon. Friend with regard to the particulars to be given in the return.