HC Deb 03 March 1936 vol 309 cc1187-8
50. Mr. MANDER

asked the Prime Minister what personal staff the new Minister for the co-ordination of the Services will possess; whether these will include any officers who have passed through the Imperial Defence College; and whether the share to be allocated to each of the three Services for defence has already been decided in advance of the Minister's appointment for that purpose?


As regards the first two parts of the question, these will be matters for the Minister himself. As regards the third part of the question, the original Estimates for the Defence Departments have already been settled. As the hon. Member will see from the White Paper, Supplementary Estimates will be required later in the year, but the Government's proposals are flexible and will be subject to continuous review.


Will my right hon. Friend take into consideration the special claims of the hon. Member for Wolver-hampton to appointment on this staff?