§ Lieut.-Colonel HODGE
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if 1024W it is proposed to circulate the Report by the Committee of Experts, which sat under the chairmanship of Sir Herbert Lawrence, and which was appointed to inquire into the system of administration of Army expenditure; and, if so, will the Report be circulated in time for Members to thoroughly examine the same before the Army Estimates are discussed in this House?
§ Mr. WALSH
This Committee was appointed by my predecessor, the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Colchester (Sir L. Worthington-Evans), for the purpose of advising the Army Council, and its Report is, therefore, purely a Departmental document. The important questions raised therein are at present under the consideration of the Council, and pending such consideration I am not in a position to make any statement or to give an undertaking as to publication. I will give these matters my best consideration in due course.