HC Deb 22 December 1938 vol 342 cc3104-5W
Mr. W. R. Duckworth

asked the Lord Privy Seal whether, in appointing local national service committees, he intends to ask the advice of civic authorities before making definite appointments; and whether, in any case he proposes to limit membership drastically, especially in view of the fact that the greatest measure of success is never obtained by organisations presided over by cumbersome bodies?

Sir J. Anderson

As I have already informed the House, the Chairmen of County Councils, the Lord Mayors or Mayors of County Boroughs and the Lord Provosts or Provosts of the large burghs in Scotland, who have been invited to serve as Chairmen of the local National Service Committees, are being consulted regarding the constitution of those committees. The size of the committees will be determined by local circumstances; but, while it will be necessary to secure that they are broadly representative, it is certainly contemplated that the membership should be kept within reasonable compass.