HC Deb 18 March 1946 vol 420 cc286-7W
Major Legge-Bourke

asked the Minister of Supply and of Aircraft Production the total number of Air Ministry and Ministry of Aircraft Production officials attached to the aircraft manufacturing companies as compared with the figure for August 1945; and how far the decline in numbers bears relation to the decline in the output of aircraft.

Mr. Wilmot

No Air Ministry officials are attached to aircraft manufacturing companies. The number of Ministry of Aircraft Production officials is 1,084, as against 2,329 in August, 1945. The functions of this staff are not confined to production matters, and their number cannot be related directly to numbers of aircraft currently being produced.