HC Deb 17 December 1942 vol 385 c2109W
Petty Officer Herbert

asked the Prime Minister whether he will consider how far the titles Minister of Defence and Secretary of State for War are logical and fitting at the present time; and will he advise His Majesty to change these titles to Minister for War and Secretary of State for the Army, respectively?

The Prime Minister

Sir, we must beware of needless innovation especially when guided by logic. Statutory sanction would be required.