28. Mr. PALMER
asked the Prime Minister whether the Cabinet have vetoed the scheme for the merging of the Ministry 1379 of Munitions into a permanent Ministry of Supply; on what grounds this decision has been arrived at; and can it be taken as evidence of the determination of the Government ruthlessly to reduce unnecessary public Departments and to economise in public expenditure?
§ Mr. BONAR LAW
His Majesty's Government, after very careful consideration, have decided that the Ministry of Munitions should not continue beyond the period now provided for. The latter part of the question expresses the aim of the Government.