Oral Answers to Questions — Government Departments. – in the House of Commons on 30th November 1922.

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Photo of Sir James Cory Sir James Cory , Cardiff South


asked the Prime Minister whether he will consider the desirability of appointing a Select Committee to report on the Government Departments which could be abolished or merged, with a view to still further economy?

Photo of Mr Bonar Law Mr Bonar Law , Glasgow Central

The question to which my hon. Friend refers is already engaging the attention of the Government, and every effort is being made, and will continue to be made, to secure further economy in this direction.

Photo of Captain William Benn Captain William Benn , Leith

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether he is considering the question of abolishing the Ministry of Transport?

Photo of Mr Bonar Law Mr Bonar Law , Glasgow Central

Oh, yes. It has been arranged that it shall be abolished at a definite time, and we are considering whether it can be hastened.