§ Mr. A. Edwards
asked the Minister of Supply on what dates the Advisory Committee on Jigs, Tools and Gauges, appointed in December last, were called together; whether he can state the reason for dissolving this committee; and whether he will give the names of the members of the sub-committee who attended on the eight occasions on which they were called together between December last and the end of June last?
§ Mr. H. Morrison
The Advisory Committee on Jigs, Tools and Gauges met on 14th December, 1939, and on 27th June and 1st August, 1940. When a Director of Gauges, Jigs and Tools was appointed on 1st July last it was decided to dissolve the original committee and to appoint two advisory panels to give specialised advice as and when required in respect of two of the main divisions covered by that directorate, namely, one on gauges and measuring instruments and the other on jigs and fixtures. By this means the waste of time of those not directly concerned on one or the other side of the work was avoided. The names of the members of the sub-committee on gauges who attended meetings of that subcommittee during the period referred to in the Question were Messrs. H. H. Harley, Baty, Bell, Cook, Horstman, Mollart, Rolt, Simmonds and Tournier.