Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
Tuesday, 10 November 1953


Mr MENZIES - Before the Estimates are approved by the Parliament they go before a committee, if one cares to call it that, namely, the Cabinet.


Mr Bryson - A most unreliable committee.


Mr MENZIES - That depends upon the Cabinet itself. I have the greatest admiration for my own Cabinet, but I had an awfully low opinion of the Cabinet supported by the honorable member for Wills when the Labour Government was in office. At present I am bound to tell the honorable member for Fawkner that I see no reason for extending the jurisdiction of the Public Accounts Committee in the remarkable fashion that he suggests. It is doing its work now, and is producing results.







Suggest corrections