HC Deb 24 May 1916 vol 82 c2102
51. Commander BELLAIRS

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that a considerable strain is placed on the Under-Secretary of State for War owing to the unusual number of debates, questions, and discussions of grievances on the Adjournment of the House; and whether, by following the precedent of the creation of a new post in the Foreign Office, he can ease the growing burden now falling on the Under-Secretary of State, for War?


Yes, Sir, I am well aware of the great pressure of work under which my right hon. Friend has laboured ever since the beginning of the War, and I believe the whole House shares my feeling of gratitude to him for the courtesy and ability with which he has discharged his duties. I am glad, however, to say that my right hon. Friend shows no sign of being unable to bear the strain, and I do not think it necessary to adopt the suggestion contained in the last part, of the question.