HC Deb 17 January 1924 vol 169 c283W

asked the Prime Minister whether the Government will, at the earliest possible moment, set up again a Select Committee on Estimates; and, if so, whether they will propose for that Committee a reference and powers in accordance with the recommendations of the Select Committee on National Expenditure (1918)?


asked the Prime Minister whether he proposes to set up a Select Committee on Estimates; and whether it is proposed to introduce some method by which the work of such a Committee may be accelerated, in view of the fact that the Estimates Committee appointed last year was unable to complete its investigations before the end of the last Parliament?


I should be prepared to consider the reappointment of an Estimates Committee on the lines adopted in recent years, and be glad to consider any suggestion which the Committee may make for the more speedy discharge of their functions.