§ MR. SWIFT MACNEILL
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury in what capacity and for what reason did Lord Curzon attend and take part in the proceedings of the Committee of the Cabinet for National Defence; and whether there is any, and, if so, what, precedent for a gentleman without special naval and military experience, who is not a member of the Cabinet, taking part in the proceedings of a Committee of the Cabinet or of the Cabinet as a whole.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
The Committee of Defence have the right, and I think a most valuable right, to summon to their councils anybody whom they think will assist them in their deliberations.