HC Deb 22 July 1960 vol 627 cc69-70W
Commander Donaldson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will make a statement about the appointment of a Civil Defence Controller for the Eastern Zone.

Mr. Maclay

Yes. Sir Ronald Thomson, who has held this appointment for nearly seven years, has asked to be relieved of it for reasons of health. Colonel Sir James M. Miller, who is at present the Civil Defence Controller of Berwickshire, has accepted the appointment as his successor from 1st January, 1961. I should like to take this opportunity of recording my warm appreciation of Sir Ronald Thomson's services to civil defence, not only in the Eastern Zone but in Scotland as a whole.

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