HC Deb 24 February 1921 vol 138 cc1143-4
45. Commander BELLAIRS

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that very important questions of policy as well as the question of the renewal of the Anglo-Japanese Alliance will be settled at the meetings with the representatives of our Empire when this House will have parted with those Votes for the fighting services on which policy questions can be raised; and whether he can devise some arrangement by which this difficulty can be obviated by prolonging the policy discussion to the Vote for administration services or by setting down the Vote for the Committee of Imperial Defence with a view to fighting policy questions being raised and considered as a whole at a stage subsequent to the decision on the proposed renewal of the Anglo-Japanese Alliance?


The natural opportunity for the discussion of this subject would, I think, be the Foreign Office Vote.

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