§ Mr. John Morris
Mr. Leslie Norfolk took up the post of chief executive of the Royal Dockyards on 2nd September. He will be responsible to the Admiralty Board for the overall management of the dockyards at Chatham, Devonport, Portsmouth, Rosyth and Gibraltar. This appointment was foreshadowed in paragraph 43(a) of Chapter VIII of the Statement on the Defence Estimates 1969.
§ Mr. Morris
These are matters for Mr. Norfolk to investigate. He has started on his appointment, and, as my hon. Friend knows, he will be responsible for the management of the dockyards and the general managers will be subordinate to him. I had the opportunity of visiting Portsmouth in his company, and I was glad to see the courtesy and, indeed, cordiality with which he was welcomed by both management and men.