HC Deb 23 January 1918 vol 101 c992W

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the fact that there has been in some quarters a flagging of enthusiasm in the prosecution of the War, and having regard also to the refusal of Australia to introduce Conscription, he will appoint a small Committee of two or three men of energy and competence, giving them full powers to demand all documents and to obtain possession of all required information in order to ascertain throughout the whole scope of the constitution and of the administration all the cases where any principle of exceptional prerogative or unfair privilege exists or any condition, such as, for instance, the protection of embusqués in Government offices, inconsistent with the democratic formula of liberty, equality, and fraternity; whether, if appointed, the Committee will have instructions to proceed to work quickly and report with as little delay as possible; and whether, on the production of the Report, the Government will give full effect to all recommendations in accordance with the spirit of true democracy?


The answer is in the negative.