HC Deb 18 April 1910 vol 16 c1707
Captain FABER

asked the Prime Minister if he will state, in view of our retirement from Somaliland, whether it is the custom for strategic questions involving important issues of policy concerning the Admiralty, Colonial Office, and the Government of India, and the maintenance of treaty rights, to be determined without reference to the Committee of Defence?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Asquith)

It is a matter entirely within the discretion of the Prime Minister whether any particular question shall or shall not be referred to the Committee of Imperial Defence. Important issues of policy are always determined by the Cabinet.