HC Deb 14 July 1913 vol 55 c905W

asked the Prime Minister if he can now give any approximate date when this House may expect a Report from the Committee of Defence with regard to the possibility of invasion or of serious raids by a hostile force; and if he will say how many meetings of the Sub-Committee appointed to deal with the above question have already been held?


The Committee of Imperial Defence will not report to the House, but, when the proceedings are concluded and have been considered, I hope to make a statement on the subject referred to. There have been thirteen meetings of the Sub-Committee, which has latterly been sitting two days a week. It will be some time before the inquiry is concluded.