HC Deb 22 March 1927 vol 204 cc196-7
45. Lieut.-Colonel HOWARD-BURY

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the overlapping on so many questions of the Ministry of Transport and the Home Office, he will consider the advisability of making the Ministry of Transport into a branch of the Home Office?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Baldwin)

I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the answer which I gave on the 10th February in reply to a question by the hon. and gallant Member for Heywood and Radcliffe.

Lieut.-Colonel HOWARD-BURY

Is the Prime Minister aware that when questions are put to the Minister of Transport we are referred to the Home Office, and when questions are put to the Home Office we are referred to the Minister of Transport, with the result that the grievance is never remedied?

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Before the right hon. Gentleman replies, will he take into consideration that, when my friends come into office, and we take over the railways, we shall need a Minister of Transport? [An HON. MEMBER: "Which friends?"]

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