HC Deb 06 May 1915 vol 71 cc1278-9
49. Commander BELLAIRS

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that the present overgrown size of the Cabinet, embracing twenty-two members, is a development of a period of freedom from great wars; and whether he can now see his way to place the Cabinet on a War basis by reducing the number of Members by 50 per cent., seeing that there is an entire absence of legislative measures affecting some of the Departments which are represented in the Cabinet?


No, Sir.

Commander BELLAIRS

Is that answer based on a belief that greater wisdom and secrecy—


I must remind the hon. Member that questions are intended to obtain information, and not for purposes of argument.