Controller-General, Aircraft Production.

Oral Answers to Questions — Government Departments. – in the House of Commons on 3rd June 1942.

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Photo of Mr Ness Edwards Mr Ness Edwards , Caerphilly

asked the Minister of Aircraft Production what change is being made in connection with the position of Director-General of Production in his Ministry; and what terms will govern any new appointment?

Photo of Mr John Llewellin Mr John Llewellin , Uxbridge

Yes, Sir. I very much regret that Sir Charles Craven, who has done such excellent work as Controller-General at my Ministry, has been compelled to resign that office under orders from his doctor. I know that my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister, my predecessor and myself are very grateful to Sir Charles Craven for the great ser-vice he has rendered to the country in the production of aircraft. I hope in the course of a few days to be able to announce the arrangements which I shall in consequence make.

Photo of Sir Percy Harris Sir Percy Harris , Bethnal Green South West

Will this distinguished gentleman return to the management of Vickers, or will he remain mainly occupied by the right hon. and gallant Gentleman's Department?

Photo of Mr John Llewellin Mr John Llewellin , Uxbridge

He is remaining in the capacity of a part-time adviser to me.

Photo of Mr Ness Edwards Mr Ness Edwards , Caerphilly

If I put a Question down, will my hon. and gallant Friend be able to supply information to the House?

Photo of Mr John Llewellin Mr John Llewellin , Uxbridge

I hope so; I will let my hon. Friend know when I can.