HC Deb 08 August 1940 vol 364 c412
64. Sir Leonard Lyle

asked the Home Secretary whether Regional Commissioners, in issuing communications of general importance, act on instructions from him or independently?

Sir J. Anderson

Regional Commissioners have been invested with certain powers to meet the needs of the present situation. In the exercise of those powers they act under the general direction and control of the appropriate Minister or in pursuance of authority delegated by him.

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