I am glad to say that all these appointments have now been made. The new organisation in the Regions is being brought into force on 1st July. The names of the Chairmen (who are also my Regional Controllers) are as follow:
Will the right hon. Gentleman repeat, for the benefit of Scottish Members, who is the Scottish representative, and what interest and what firm he represents? Has he any experience of the staple industries of Scotland, namely, heavy engineering and shipbuilding?
When selections of this kind are being made, are the millions of practical workers with great experience never considered? It is always just the same limited small gang of profit-mongers. It is a shameful thing, and that is how all the trouble has taken place.
Are we to understand that although some members of the trade unions or from the industrial side may be appointed in a subordinate capacity, none of those persons is regarded as capable of undertaking the task of Controller, and that the only persons to be appointed as Controllers are those from big business? It that the policy of the Government?