HC Deb 01 February 1934 vol 285 c534
45. Mr. MANDER

asked the Prime Minister if he is able to make a statement with reference to the duties to be performed by the Lord Privy Seal?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Ramsay MacDonald)

My hon. Friend the Lord Privy Seal will continue to assist my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary, particularly so far as concerns the representation of His Majesty's Government at Geneva.


Will the Lord Privy Seal be a member of the Cabinet Sub-Committee on Disarmament?


It is not customary to mention the names of Cabinet Sub-Committees, but I can assure the hon. Member that we are very well aware of the importance of having on Cabinet Sub-Committees those who are experts and most acquainted at first hand with the problems we are discussing.


The right hon. Gentleman says the Lord Privy Seal will assist the Foreign Secretary at Geneva. Does that mean that before he was Lord Privy Seal he was not assisting him?

Viscountess ASTOR

Does not the right hon. Gentleman think, seeing that they have not a woman in the Cabinet——


That is quite another question.