HC Deb 07 March 1945 vol 408 c2032W
Mr. G. Hutchinson

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Regional Commissioners and Deputy Regional Commissioners have now resigned their offices; and in how many cases he has decided not to appoint a successor.

Mr. H. Morrison

Seven Regional Commissioners have now resigned their appointments. Four of these have already ceased duty and three will terminate their appointments on 31st March, 1945; nine Deputy Regional Commissioners have already resigned their appointments and have ceased duty. Other resignations are pending and will be announced shortly. In no case has a successor been appointed. I should add that circumstances vary as between Regions, and in some cases I consider it to be desirable in the national interest that the Regional Commissioner should remain in office.