45. MARQUESS Of TULLIBARDINE
asked the Prime Minister whether the late Secretary for War is still attending Committees at the War Office and is still dealing with Army matters; and whether he is still a member of the Committee of Imperial Defence?
§ The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Asquith)
The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. As regards the latter part, the late Secretary of State for War is still summoned to meetings of the Committee of Imperial Defence.
MARQUESS Of TULLIBARDINE
May I ask if the right hon. Gentleman considers it a sound principle that an ex-Cabinet Minister who has lost the confidence of the Cabinet—[HON. MEMBERS: "Order, 1093 order!"]—should sit upon Committees which concern the Department that he has just vacated?
MARQUESS of TULLIBARDINE
If the right hon. Gentleman has not lost the confidence of the Cabinet, why—