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THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

perform a task of general supervision of government. It must criticise because wise government depends on healthy criticism. If it is the function of the minister to tell the department what the public will not stand, so also is it Parliament's duty to warn both. It must suggest because wisdom is not confined within ministerial walls. It must elicit information because without knowledge of the facts neither public discussion nor criticism and suggestion can be the least fruitful. For precisely by fulfilling these tasks does Parliament both mould and represent public opinion.
In its performance of this general work of supervision the House of Commons is open to grave charges of inefficiency, the causes of which are fairly obvious. These are roughly lack of knowledge and the absence of organised responsibility. It is to these rather than to lack of time that the inadequacies must be ascribed, for there are important means of supervision available in the debates on supply, in question time, in the vote of censure, and on the motion to adjourn. It is, I think, indisputable that a House divided into a series of committees each having to specialise on the affairs of one department of government, would be better informed, more helpful to good government, and more effective. The responsibility of all is often the responsibility of none. But more than that, continuity of experience is possible when only a few are concerned; a large assembly like the whole House can be only fitfully interested. And the effects of such continuity are cumulative. Where a small group is constantly concerned with one branch of administration it is bound to develop a knowledge and a technique that will make discussion realistic, and will base approval or disapproval upon the fullest understanding. While such ability may be dangerous to the inefficient administrator, it will enhance the reputation
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