Navy and Army and Air Force Institutes.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Expenditure. – in the House of Commons on 16th February 1922.

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Photo of Viscount  Wolmer Viscount Wolmer , Aldershot

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Geddes Committee have been asked to inquire into the operations of the Navy and Army and Air Force institutes; and, if so, whether the accounts of that body have been laid before the Committee?

Photo of Sir Robert Horne Sir Robert Horne , Glasgow Hillhead

The institutes are not borne on voted moneys, and their expenditure is not therefore within the terms of reference of the Committee on National Expenditure.

Photo of Viscount  Wolmer Viscount Wolmer , Aldershot

Were not these institutes financed with Government money? Have they not incurred vast losses during the last three years and yet refuse to publish a balance sheet?

Photo of Sir William Davison Sir William Davison , Kensington South

Can the right hon. Gentleman say when a balance sheet will be published?

Photo of Sir Robert Horne Sir Robert Horne , Glasgow Hillhead

I am afraid that that does not come within my purview.