Raw Materials Division (Mr. C. R. Morris)

Oral Answers to Questions — Production – in the House of Commons on 18th November 1942.

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Photo of Mr Richard Stokes Mr Richard Stokes , Ipswich

asked the Minister of Production on what date Mr. Morris was appointed Director of Raw Materials; what work he was engaged in immediately prior to the outbreak of war; and his qualifications for the post he now holds?

Photo of Mr George Garro-Jones Mr George Garro-Jones , Aberdeen North

There is no post of Director of Raw Materials. Mr. C. R. Morris was appointed to the Raw Materials Division of the Ministry of Supply in August, 1939, and is now an Undersecretary in the Raw Materials Division of the Ministry of Production. Immediately prior to the outbreak of war, Mr. Morris was a Fellow and Tutor of Balliol College, Oxford. The practical knowledge he has gained during the past three years in the field of raw materials, and his ability for administration, fully qualify him for the post he holds.

Photo of Mr Richard Stokes Mr Richard Stokes , Ipswich

Am I to deduce from that reply that the most suitable person to be the right-hand man of the President of the Board of Education would be a raw material manager or a producer?