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National Expenditure

Volume 395: debated on Thursday 2 December 1943

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Motion made, and Question proposed,

"That a Select Committee be appointed to examine the current expenditure defrayed out of moneys provided by Parliament for the Defence Services, for Civil Defence and for other services directly connected with the war, and to report what, if any, economies consistent with the execution of the policy decided by the Government may be effected therein."—[Sir J. Edmondson.]

I do not rise to oppose the appointment of this Select Committee on National Expenditure, but we are proposing to appoint 32 hon. Members on it. This Committee has great powers, and I want to ask one question about its procedure. I do so with great diffidence.

It being the hour appointed for the interruption of Business, the Debate stood adjourned.

Debate to be resumed upon the next Sitting Day.