§ Q5. Mr. Tim Renton
asked the Prime Minister whether he will make it his practice to dismiss Cabinet Ministers who publicly dissent from Government policy.
§ Mr. Edward Short
I have been asked to reply.
In general, a Minister who is unable to support the policy of the Government cannot remain a Minister; but the circumstances of the individual case must clearly be taken into account and the hon. Member should be careful about the interpretation he places on public dissent.