HC Deb 21 October 1937 vol 327 c22
47. Mr. Cary

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the fact that progress is now being made in regard to supply to the satisfaction of the Ministry for the Co-ordination of Defence, and with a view to enabling the Minister to concentrate upon strategic problems of Imperial Defence in conjunction with Dominion Governments, he will consider the advisability of appointing a Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry to be responsible for the many questions which will arise from time to time in regard to supply and for many of the lesser problems of Defence affecting other Ministries?

The Prime Minister

I have given careful consideration to this proposal and have consulted my right hon. Friend the Minister for the Co-ordination of Defence. I am satisfied that the division of responsibility suggested by my hon Friend is not practicable, and in any case would not have the desired effect.