HC Deb 06 March 1940 vol 358 c376
45. Miss Ward

asked the Prime Minister whether, in order to assist in the proper organisation of the nation's war effort, he will consider appointing a Select Committee of the House of Commons to which representations can be made and examined with a view to strengthening the co-ordination between Government Departments?

The Prime Minister

I do not consider that a Select Committee would be an appropriate instrument for the purpose indicated. The responsibilites of organising administration must rest with the Government, and adjustments are made in the co-ordination of the work of Government Departments from time to time as experience shows them to be needed.

Miss Ward

Would my right hon. Friend consider whether the Board of Education's powers are actually the same as those of the Ministry of Health in regard to the provision of education in relation to evacuation? Is he aware that there is a great deal of unrest in the country on this particular point?

The Prime Minister

These are matters for consideration.

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