HC Deb 05 May 1943 vol 389 cc183-4W
Mr. A. Edwards

asked the Minister of Production how many production engineers, and how many chartered accountants, have been appointed to positions of control in Government and privately-owned factories by the various production departments?

Mr. Lyttelton

Forty-seven persons with practical experience in the direction or management of engineering concerns and 15 chartered accountants have been appointed by the Supply Departments as authorised controllers of private companies, directors of Government-owned manufacturing companies or to take charge of Government-owned factories. No directors have ben appointed to the board of privately-owned companies under compulsory powers.