Oral Answers to Questions — War Cabinet.

– in the House of Commons on 4th October 1939.

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Photo of Sir Geoffrey Mander Sir Geoffrey Mander , Wolverhampton East

asked the Prime Minister whether he will consider the advisability of constituting a war cabinet, limited in numbers and free from Departmental duties, with a view to the most effective prosecution of the war and the achievement of a lasting peace?

Photo of Sir Geoffrey Mander Sir Geoffrey Mander , Wolverhampton East

Does not the Prime Minister really think that it is a most unsatisfactory arrangement to have six out of nineMembers of the War Cabinet with full-time Departmental jobs, and would not it be better to have a smaller number without any Departmental jobs at all?

Photo of Mr Neville Chamberlain Mr Neville Chamberlain , Birmingham, Edgbaston

If I thought so I should have done it,