§ 46. Mr. Hammersley
asked the Prime Minister whether he intends the Minister of State to have a technical staff to survey and progress the whole field of war production?
§ Mr. Attlee
I hope that it will be possible to make a full statement on the scope of the functions of the Minister of State shortly.
§ Mr. Hammersley
What are we to understand by "shortly"? Does it mean in the course of a few days or a few weeks?
§ Mr. Shinwell
Does the statement mean that the new Minister of Production will make a statement himself so that we might discuss it?