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War Office (Name)

Volume 463: debated on Monday 4 April 1949

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asked the Prime Minister whether he will change the name of the War Office to the Army Office, and so indicate its real function more accurately.

This change would involve legislation, which might well be controversial. In view of the pressure of more important legislation, I think there is no immediate need for any change.

If the principle suggested in this Question were adopted, would it not be necessary to re-name the Ministry of Food?