HC Deb 12 June 1940 vol 361 c1264
41. Mr. Cocks

asked the Minister of Supply whether Sir Alexander Roger and his colleagues on the Tank Board will be given executive powers?

Mr. H. Morrison

No, Sir.

Mr. Cocks

Does the Minister realise the urgency of cutting through red-tape in this important matter, and will he say what is the position now of the present Director of Tank Production?

Mr. Morrison

That matter is actively under consideration and I am sure my hon. Friend will acquit me of any unwillingness to cut through red-tape whenever necessary, and I can assure him that this not too simple matter is being dealt with with all practical expedition.

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