Ministry of Transport.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Expenditure. – in the House of Commons on 20th February 1922.

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Mr. LOCKER-LAMPSON:

60.

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport whether he is making arrangements to transfer the functions of his Department to the Board of Trade in accordance with the recommendation of the Geddes Committee?

Photo of Mr Arthur Neal Mr Arthur Neal , Sheffield, Hillsborough

The proposed transfer, with the necessary incidental changes recommended, is receiving the consideration of the Government.

Mr. THOMAS:

Did the hon. Gentleman's Department cause the issue of any memorandum as to the incompetency of the Committee to make such a recommendation?

Photo of Mr Marshall Stevens Mr Marshall Stevens , Eccles

Would not special legislation be necessary before a change is made?

Photo of Mr Arthur Neal Mr Arthur Neal , Sheffield, Hillsborough

Yes, it would involve legislation.