Sir W. BARTON
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will supply a detailed statement of the amount and the object of all moneys spent since the Armistice at the instance of the Cabinet 1896W and without the authority of this House; and will he say if the Treasury has been consulted in any such cases?
§ Sir R. HORNE
All public expenditure requires Parliamentary authority. The Treasury has a limited power to anticipate such authority in urgent cases. The sanction of the Treasury is always necessary.