HC Deb 18 March 1946 vol 420 cc300-1W
Sir W. Smithers

asked the President of the Board of Trade the estimated cost to the taxpayer of the 10 working parties recently set up; and the cost to date of existing working parties.

Sir S. Cripps

It is not possible to estimate the cost of the 10 working parties recently set up. It will depend largely on factors which cannot at present be foreseen, such as the nature and length of their inquiries. The cost to date of the five working parties set up in October is £2,297, of which about £1,850 represents the expenses of the missions sent by the furniture and hosiery working parties to Switzerland and America.

Sir W. Smithers

asked the President of the Board of Trade the profession and present occupation of the ten chairmen of the recently appointed working parties; and will they and the other members receive salaries or allowances.

Sir S. Cripps

I append a statement giving particulars of the present and past occupations of the ten Chairmen of the recently appointed Working Parties. It will be seen that they include men of distinction in several walks of life. As 1 told the hon. and gallant Member for East Renfrew (Major Lloyd) on 13th November last, members of Working Parties are

entitled to the normal expenses which can be claimed by members of Government Committees Such expenses can also be claimed by Chairmen. No salaries are paid either to the Chairmen or to members of Working Parties for their services.

Name of Chairman Industry. Particulars.
General Sir Ronald Forbes Adam. Bart.. K . C . B . D. S. O.,O.B.E., LL.D. (Hon.). Linoleum Adjutant General to the Forces. (General Adam will assume the Chairmanship on relinquishing hi? appointment as Adjutant General.!
Mr. Geoffrey Cunlitte .. Mr. S. J. L. Hardie, D.S.O., LL.D. Carpets Jute Managing Director, The British Aluminium Co. Ltd. Chairman of the Directors of the British Oxygen Co. and its-Associated Companies.
The Right Honourable Sir Richard V. N. Hopkins, G.C.B. Woo Formerly Permanent Secretary to H.M. Treasury and official head of the Civil Service. Chairman of the Census of Distribution Committee.
Professor W. R. Jones, D.Sc., D.I.C.M.I.M.M. China Clay Advisor to the Board of Trade on the China-Clay industry Dean of the Royal School of Mines; Professor of Mining Geology at the Imperial College of Science and Technology; formerly Managing Director in Burma of the High Speed Alloys Mining Co., and of the Malayan China Clay and Pottery Co.
Mr. C. R. Morris, M.A Jewellery and Silverware Headmaster, King Edward's School, Birmingham , formerly Fellow and Tutor of Balliol College, Oxford. Professor of Philosophy at University of Michigan, U.S.A. During the war, Principal Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Supply and Under Secretary, Ministry of Production.
Mr. Joseph L. MusgTave M.I.C.E., M.I.H.V.E Cutlery Vice Chairman and Joint Managing Director, Richard Crittall & Co. Ltd.; Joint Managing Director, Air Ducts Ltd.; Chairman, Grierson Ltd., and Crittall Kitchen Equipment Co. Ltd.; Director of Dulrae Manufacturing Co. Ltd., Magnetic Valve Co. Ltd., Clarke and Vigilant Sprinklers Ltd.; President, N. V. Stralingswarmte. Amsterdam; Chairman, Invisible Panel Warming Association;' President, Federation of Associations of Specialists and Sub-Contractors; past President, Institution of Heating and Ventilating Engineers and Association ol Heating and Ventilating and Domestic Engineering Employers.
Miss L. S. Sutherland M.A., F.R.Hist.S. Lace Principal of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. Formerly Assistant Secretary, Board of Trade, and Tutor in Economic History and Politics at Somerville College.
Sir Cecil M. Weir K.B.E., M.C., D.L. Heavy Clothing Partner in Schrader, Mitchell & Weir; Director of the Union Bank of Scotland, Ltd.; Former President. Glasgow Chamber of Commerce; former Chairman, Overseas Committee of the Association of British Chambers of Commerce; Vice-President of the Scottish Development Council; Chairman of the Administrative Committee of the Empire Exhibition (Scotland), 1938; Chairman 0f the Scottish National Council for Refugees; Civil Defence Commissioner for Western Scotland till April, 1940; Controller General of Factory and Storage Premises, Board of Trade, 1941 /1942; (Director General of Equipment and Stores, Ministry of Supply since May, 1942). (Sir Cecil Weir will assume the Chairmanship on relinquishing his appointment as Director General of Equipment and Stores.)
Mr. Clough Williams-Ellis, M.C., J.P.. F.R.I.B.A., M.T.P.I. Hand Blown Domestic Glassware Architect. Past President, Design and Industry Association. Member of Welsh Reconstruction Advisory Council and of Art Committee. University of Wales. Company Director and Author