HC Deb 03 June 1942 vol 380 c650
15. Mr. Ness Edwards

asked the Minister of Aircraft Production what change is being made in connection with the position of Director-General of Production in his Ministry; and what terms will govern any new appointment?

The Minister of Aircraft Production (Colonel Llewellin)

Yes, Sir. I very much regret that Sir Charles Craven, who has done such excellent work as Controller-General at my Ministry, has been compelled to resign that office under orders from his doctor. I know that my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister, my predecessor and myself are very grateful to Sir Charles Craven for the great ser-vice he has rendered to the country in the production of aircraft. I hope in the course of a few days to be able to announce the arrangements which I shall in consequence make.

Sir Percy Harris

Will this distinguished gentleman return to the management of Vickers, or will he remain mainly occupied by the right hon. and gallant Gentleman's Department?

Colonel Llewellin

He is remaining in the capacity of a part-time adviser to me.

Mr. Ness Edwards

If I put a Question down, will my hon. and gallant Friend be able to supply information to the House?

Colonel Llewellin

I hope so; I will let my hon. Friend know when I can.