asked the Prime Minister if he will state whether the Defence Committee was consulted as to our retirement from the interior of Somaliland?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
The question of retirement was decided, as questions of policy always are, by the Cabinet.
§ Mr. WILLIAM REDMOND
May I ask the right hon. Gentleman, in connection with this matter, whether it is not correct to say that Lord Curzon of Kedleston, who was then Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, was really the person responsible for this very proper retirement?
Arising out of the answer, may I ask whether the Committee of Imperial Defence is not consulted on questions like this, even when the Cabinet is unanimous, which sometimes is the case, and which sometimes is not the case?