§ Mr. Digby
The duties of the Assistant Director (Management Training) in the Dockyard Department are: to study methods of industrial management in the dockyards and in industry generally; to propose types of training for dockyard officers in management technique; and to suggest improved methods of management in the Royal Dockyards themselves. A civilian officer was appointed to these duties on 1st June, 1954, for an initial period of two years.
§ Mr. Albu
While congratulating the Admiralty on at last accepting, at least in spirit, one of the recommendations of the Select Committee on Estimates, which reported on the efficiency of the Royal Dockyards a few years ago, may I ask him why he has not provided this information before, and whether he can now make a fuller statement on the duties of this officer?