HC Deb 07 February 1945 vol 407 c2057
19. Mr. Lindsay

asked the Secretary of Slate for Foreign Affairs if he has any information as to who is the chief executive officer of U.N.R.R.A. in Europe; and for what duties in U.N.R.R.A. has the county clerk of Ayr county council now been offered a position.

Mr. Law

I am informed that there is no post of Chief Executive Officer of U.N.R.R.A. in Europe. My hon. Friend is no doubt aware that Sir Frederick Leith-Ross, Deputy Director-General for Administration, is chairman of the Administrative Council, European Regional Office. I understand that the county clerk of Ayr county council has been offered an appointment as a principal officer in the European Regional Office; his duties would consist of dealing with personnel and organisational problems.

Mr. Lindsay

In view of the vital importance of this international experiment, does not my right hon. Friend think that an executive head is really an important necessity for its effective working?

Mr. Law

The constitution of U.N.R.R.A. was laid down by the Council of U.N.R.R.A. itself, and it is not within the power of His Majesty's Government to vary that constitution.