HC Deb 20 January 1943 vol 386 c210
48. Mr. A. Edwards

asked the Minister of Production whether the scientific advisers on his staff now report to him instead of through the Lord Privy Seal?

The Minister of Production (Mr. Lyttelton)

Yes, Sir. When my right hon. and learned Friend the Minister of Aircraft Production was appointed to his new Department it was arranged that in future the three scientific advisers should report direct to me. I may add that my right hon. Friend the Lord President has agreed that the scientific advisers should also have direct access to the Scientific Advisory Committee, of which my right hon. Friend has recently become the President.