HC Deb 13 December 1939 vol 355 c1212W
Mr. Marshall

asked the Minister of Supply the reasons why the control of Ministry of Supply work, and consultations for the West Riding, has been placed at Leeds instead of Sheffield; and will he reconsider this arrangement which has caused considerable resentment among Sheffield manufacturers?

Mr. Burgin

Officers representing the Ministry of Supply in the West Riding already have headquarters at Sheffield. It is further the intention of the Ministry to establish an Area Committee at Sheffield as well as at Leeds. This has been stated in a recent announcement on the subject of Area Organisation in order to remove any misapprehension which may have resulted from an earlier announcement on the subject, in which Sheffield was not expressly mentioned.