HC Deb 28 May 1941 vol 371 cc1851-2
48. Mr. Granville

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the recent in crease in the number of Ministers without Portfolio, he will now consider the setting up of a Supreme War Cabinet of states men without strict party ties, without individual departmental responsibility, and to include Dominion representation, for the purpose of day to day consultation on, and the direction of, war policy?

Mr. Attlee

I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer which my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister gave to him on 29th April last, to which there is nothing to add.

Mr. Granville

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that since that answer was given there is evidence of a growing opinion in this country and in the Dominions that we shall not achieve a maximum war effort unless it is directed by an Empire War Cabinet? Further, is he aware that there is no reflection upon the Prime Minister in this Question, and that the only desire is that he shall lead a supreme War Cabinet to final victory?

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