HC Deb 18 June 1941 vol 372 c645
46. Mr. Stokes

asked the Prime Minister whether he will consider arranging for each Defence Minister to give in formation concerning the operational activities of his own branch of the Fighting Services, thereby enabling Supplementary Questions to be put to, and answered by, the Minister immediately concerned?

The Prime Minister

No, Sir.

Mr. Stokes

Has the Prime Minister noticed the increasing practice of the Minister of Defence answering for all three Service Departments, and. does he appreciate that this does not suit the convenience of hon. Members who can only expect to get adequate replies to Supplementary Questions from a Minister who has detailed information at his disposal?

The Prime Minister

No, Sir; 1 do not take that view.