§ Mr. PETHERICK
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether in view of the increase in public expenditure involved in the Government's proposals relating to defence and of the necessity for ensuring that this money is laid out to the best advantage, he will consider setting up a, Departmental Committee to consider the system of accountancy and exchange of correspondence within and between the three services and their respective Departments, having regard to the fact that the present system is, in many respects, not in accordance with modern methods?
§ Mr. W. S. MORRISON
The organisations responsible for accountancy questions, and the methods of dealing with correspondence in and between the Defence Departments, are under constant review, and the appointment of a special committee for the purpose indicated is not called for at this juncture. If my hon. Friend has any suggestions for improvements in existing methods and will communicate them to the Departments concerned, they will be carefully considered.