Oral Answers to Questions — Operational Research Sections.

– in the House of Commons on 5th August 1942.

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Photo of Viscount  Hinchingbrooke Viscount Hinchingbrooke , Dorset Southern

asked the Minister of Supply (1) how many operational research sections, employing scientific observers, exist; how many are projected and in what theatres of war it is intended they should be used;

(2) what broad classes of equipment will be covered by operational research sections; and what is the appointment of the officer responsible for their work?

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

Seven operational research sections are at present at work in this country and the Middle East. Others are being formed as and where the military situation demands. Practically all classes of operational equipment will eventually be covered. Operational research is the joint responsibility of the Scientific Adviser to the Army Council and the Controller of Physical Research and Signals Development of the Ministry of Supply.