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    Naturevolume 149pages507509 (1942) | Download Citation



    THE interest with which the recent debate in the House of Commons on production was followed indicates how thoroughly the importance of the issues is understood in Great Britain, and the anxiety that there shall be no further weakness in either administration or in policy. The limitations of man- and woman-power, and also of materials, are much too severe for there to be complacency over waste either through individual slackness at the level of the operatives or through inefficiency at that of management. The speech made by Mr. Oliver Lyttelton as Minister of Production was clear and encouraging. He has an exact notion of what is to be accomplished, and he made the new arrangements sound more reasonable than they did in the Prime Minister's formal announcement.

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