HC Deb 14 August 1919 vol 119 c1617
50. Mr. ROSE

asked the Prime Minister if he is aware that a meeting of No. 3 Sub-committee of the Select Committee on National Expenditure was held on 17th July to consider the arrangements for staffing the Ministry of Supply; if he will state whether these prospective arrangements for a service for which Parliamentary authority has not yet been asked were within his cognisance; and will he now definitely state what are the intentions of the Government in reference to the Ministry of Supply?


I was not aware of the meeting referred to. As regards the rest of the question, I cannot add anything to what I said on Monday last in reply to a question by the hon. and gallant Member for Kincardine and Western.


Will the right hon. Gentleman read the Report of the meeting of the Sub-committee if I furnish him with a copy?


Yes, certainly.

Lieut.-Colonel MURRAY

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the hon. and gallant Gentleman (Captain Guest), in answer to me on Monday, said some 3,000 officials had been transferred from the War Office to the Ministry of Supply, and how does he reconcile that statement with the answer he has given me?


It would have been more correct to say they were transferred to the Ministry of Munitions.