Area and Regional Organisation.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Supply. – in the House of Commons on 18th March 1942.

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Photo of Mr Ellis Smith Mr Ellis Smith , Stoke-on-Trent Stoke

asked the Minister of Supply whether he is satisfied with the Area and Regional Supply Organisation; what steps are being taken to improve it; and are plans organised and sites ready in case any area may have to be evacuated?

Photo of Sir Andrew Duncan Sir Andrew Duncan , City of London

While I am satisfied generally with the Regional Organisation of the Ministry of Supply, the question whether it can be improved is being examined in connection with the work of a Committee under the chairmanship of Sir Walter Citrine, which is reviewing the constitution and functions of the Regional Boards. Arrangements have been made with a view to ensuring that, in the event of invasion, production shall be maintained at the highest possible level.

Mr- Smith:

Will the Minister and the other Ministers involved bear in mind the issues raised in this Question when policy is being decided on the question of production?