HC Deb 31 July 1931 vol 255 cc2622-3
3. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, now that he has received the report of the Economy Committee, he is prepared to consider the economies to be effected, without loss of efficiency, by the establishment of a single Ministry of Defence, with a combined general staff?


I would suggest to the hon. and gallant Member that he might study the recommendation on this matter made by the Economy Committee, whose report will be available this afternoon.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Is my hon. Friend aware that this matter has been examined various times and that there is no doubt that a most substantial economy of £20,000,000 a year without loss of efficiency could be effected? Can I be assured that this matter will receive as much attention as the question of the remuneration of the Civil servants?


I am sure that this and all other relevant matters will receive the consideration of the Cabinet.