HC Deb 11 June 1940 vol 361 c1132
50. Mr. Hely-Hutchinson

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the fact that the conduct of war embraces all three Services, he will consider changing the title of the Secretary of State for War to that of Secretary of State for the Army?

Mr. Attlee

No, Sir. My right hon. Friend's title is, I think, well understood, and gives rise to no misunderstanding. Such a change would, moreover, involve legislation.

51. Mr. Hely-Hutchinson

asked the Prime Minister whether he will consider changing his title of Minister of Defence to that of Minister for War or some alternative title which more fully reflects our will to victory?

Mr. Attlee

I do not think it is necessary to adopt my hon. Friend's suggestion in order further to demonstrate this country's will to victory.