HC Deb 30 October 1919 vol 120 cc870-1
46. Brigadier-General COCKERELL

asked the Prime Minister whether, with a view to relieve the ever-increasing pressure of work devolving upon the head of the Government and to permit his more frequent presence in the House, he is taking steps to reorganise the various Government Departments into groups, each under a Secretary of State, with power to co-ordinate the work of each group and give decisions having the weight of a Cabinet decision in all matters other than those of major importance?


asked the Prime Minister whether he has decided on what day, or days, it will be possible for him to attend the sittings of this House at Question Time; and whether, when he is able to attend, it will be possible for him to reply to those questions that are addressed to him?


It would be impossible by question and answer to deal with the system by which the work of the Government is being done, and as regards the attendance of the Prime Minister in thin House, I cannot add anything to what was said by him on the subject last week, including his promise that he would consider the suggestion that he should come at stated times to answer questions.

Major E. WOOD

When will my right hon. Friend be able to announce the Prime Minister's decision as to the day on which he will attend?


I have discussed this matter with the Prime Minister, and he would like things to be left at present, but if my hon. and gallant Friend will put down a question in ten days' time I will give him an answer.

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