HC Deb 21 December 1915 vol 77 cc189-90
46. Mr. FELL

asked the Prime Minister if he can arrange that the five Cabinet Ministers who are Members of the House of Commons and who form the War Committee can be relieved of a large part of their Departmental work and the duty of attend- ing the House of Commons daily to answer questions, so that they may be able to give their undivided attention to the prosecution of the War?


I am afraid it is impossible for the Ministers who constitute the War Committee to delegate a large part of their Departmental responsibilities, as this would deprive the Committee of the administrative experience which the heads of the Departments concerned possess.


Will the right hon. Gentleman relieve them to some extent by arranging that they should only attend in the House of Commons on certain days to answer questions?


I should be very glad to be relieved myself.