THE Earl of Dudley has been re-elected president of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee for the year 1940. The other officers elected are: Vice-President,Captain S. F. Markham, M.P.; Chairman,Captain L. F. Plugge, M.P.; Vice-Chairman,Prof. B. W. Holman; Deputy Chairman,Mr. E. W. Salt, M.P. The Committee has recently had under consideration the question of the release from military service of certain skilled technicians and scientific workers for other work of vital national importance, and also the question of suitable employment being given to technical and scientific workers who have enrolled for military service. At the next meeting of the Executive Committee of this body the question of the collection and utilization of town refuse and waste products will be considered.