HC Deb 04 January 1916 vol 77 c809
41. Mr. FELL

asked the Prime Minister if his attention has been called to the fact that the Under-Secretary of State for War and at least two Cabinet Ministers were detained at the House of Commons by the prolonged discussion on the Vote for the further 1,000,000 of men and Supply on the 21st December until a very late hour; and if, to save the time and health of Ministers engaged in prosecuting the War, he will take the necessary powers that all measures brought in by the Coalition Government shall at each stage be put from the Chair at eleven o'clock or earlier during the continuance of the War?


No, Sir. As at present advised, I am afraid the hon. Member's suggestion is impracticable.


Could not the right hon. Gentleman arrange that at any rate a Cabinet Minister should not be expected to attend personally after eleven o'clock?


indicated dissent.

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