HC Deb 29 January 1941 vol 368 cc555-6
39. Rear-Admiral Beamish

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he will give particulars of any recent appointments by the Admiralty in connection with aircraft production and naval requirements; and the duties and any powers of priority in supply assigned to such appointment?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty (Sir Victor Warrender)

With the concurrence of my Noble Friend, a flag officer has recently been appointed as Chief Naval Representative in the Ministry of Aircraft Production, and, under him, a captain, R.N., as Director-General of Naval Development and Production, With a small staff of naval officers. The new organisation will be responsible for the oversight of the development, production and supply of aircraft and their equipment for naval requirements in accordance with the priorities assigned to these requirements by His Majesty's Government.