§ Sir H. Webbe
asked the Minister of Aircraft Production how many persons he has empowered or proposes to empower to act on his behalf under paragraph (2) of Regulation 55AA of the Defence (General) Regulations, 1939?1033W
Mr. Ben Smith
My right hon. Friend has not so far empowered any of his officers under the provision referred to. He proposes shortly to give the necessary authority to a limited number of his officers to act on his behalf. None of the officers so empowered will be below the rank of assistant secretary or equivalent rank.