HC Deb 03 February 1942 vol 377 cc1036-7
33. Major Milner

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether any decision has been come to as to the retention of regional commissioners after the war?

The Minister without Portfolio (Mr. Arthur Greenwood)

I have been asked to reply. No, Sir. Consideration is being given to problems of local government areas and functions after the war, but no decision has been taken as regards the future of the regional organisation.

Major Milner

Is my right hon. Friend aware that in some quarters it is stated that a decision has been come to and that it has even been decided who is likely to occupy these offices? Will my right hon. Friend assure me that nothing has been done?

Mr. Greenwood

I can give the most absolute assurance of that kind. No decision has been reached or is likely to be reached for some time.

Mr. Charles Williams

Is my right hon. Friend aware that some people consider that this form of Government control should cease?