HC Deb 03 August 1939 vol 350 c2659W
Major Milner

asked the Minister of Supply whether he has yet approved the setting up of a committee or panel of engineers in the city of Leeds with a view to the greater co-operation of the local industry with the Ministry in the provision of engineering products; and whether he can give any information as to the constitution of the committee?

Colonel Llewellin

My right hon. Friend has welcomed the proposal of the Leeds Incorporated Chamber of Commerce to set up a panel to act as a liaison bureau with the Ministry of Supply. The formation of the panel has been left to the Leeds Chamber of Commerce, but my right hon. Friend has suggested that there should be one technical representative of the panel competent to discuss matters authoritatively with an official of the Ministry if and when occasions arise.