Technical Advice.

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 19th May 1942.

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

asked the Secretary of State for War (1) whether he is satisfied that we are obtaining, for military purposes, the best use of modern mechanical science; and what immediate steps are being taken to harness real mechanical science to the military machine and enable all lessons to be applied as expeditiously as possible;

(2) whether satisfactory arrangements have existed during the past two years to enable the Army Council to receive mechanical advice from people engaged in large-scale organisation; has the advice been applied in the design, development and production of equipment; what extension is to be made to enable the Army Council to benefit from experience gained under recent active service conditions of instruments and engineering products; and will he appoint a competent representative of modern engineering science to advise the Army Council?