I think I have given
my hon. friend a good deal of information and light so far, but I will tell him this: the Imperial War Cabinet, as was announced by Mr. Lloyd George and Sir Robert Borden, was a creation for the purposes of the war. The question of the permanent constitutional relationship is to be settled at a conference to be called after the war, and all these other questions will come up then when the permanent constitutional relationships are being settled.
May I point out the contrast between 1911 and 1917? In 1911 the statesmen of the overseas Dominions were admitted for the first time and on one occasion to a review of foreign policy-in 1917 and 1918 the statesmen of the overseas Dominions and of India meet around a common council table with the statesmen of the Mother Country, there to consider together these very questions for the benefit of the whole Empire.
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