HC Deb 10 July 1933 vol 280 c751
40. Captain CROOKSHANK

asked the Prime Minister whether, in the absence of the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs from this country, the Under-Secretary of State will be in charge of the Foreign Office; and, if not, what other arrangements are being made?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Ramsay MacDonald)

My right hon. Friend will be back before the end of August and I do not think that any formal rearrangement will be needed in the meantime. The Permanent Under-Secretary will be in charge, and if occasion arises the Foreign Office will, of course, be able to consult myself or the Lord President.