HC Deb 09 November 1944 vol 404 c1516
45. Sir Irving Albery

asked the Prime Minister if, in view of the proposed transfer to a Minister of Social Insurance of many of the functions of the Minister of Health, it is now proposed to give the Minister of Health overriding responsibility for housing; and if he will consider designating this Minister in future as the Minister of Health and Housing.

The Deputy Prime Minister (Mr. Attlee)

My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister has no changes in the structure of the Government or the arrangement of Ministerial responsibilities to announce to the House this morning.

Sir I. Albery

Is my right hon. Friend aware that it is desirable that there should be some Minister fully responsible to this House?

Mr. Shinwell

If the Prime Minister has no announcement to make this morning, if a Question is put down this day week, would the Prime Minister then indicate what his intentions are?

Mr. Attlee

There is no harm in trying.