HC Deb 23 February 1966 vol 725 c105W
Sir B. Craddock

asked the Secretary of State for Defence when the appointment of a head of defence sales will be made; whether he will appoint a person with Service experience or with industrial and commercial experience; and whether the post will be advertised inviting applications from those suitably qualified.

Mr. Healey

With my right hon. Friend the Minister of Aviation, I am making inquiries to find a person suitable for appointment as Head of Defence Sales; we hope to make an announcement soon. It will be more important for the Head of Defence Sales to have commercial or industrial experience than Service experience.