HC Deb 06 March 1918 vol 103 c1967
45. Major DAVIES

asked the Prime Minister whether the time has now arrived that the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs should also be a member of the War Cabinet, in order that he may keep himself informed of the progress of events and of the speeches which are made by statesmen in enemy countries?

The CHANCELLOR of the EX CHEQUER (Mr. Bonar Law)

I do not think that the proposed change is desirable, as my right hon. Friend is always present when such subjects as are suggested in the question are considered and the duties of his office would not leave him time to do more.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the Foreign Secretary usually replies to questions by saying that he has no information beyond what appears in the Press, and does that mean that foreign affairs are not discussed in the Cabinet?


I am not at all aware of that, and my recollection does not agree with that of the hon. Member.