A DEPUTATION arranged by the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee saw Mr. R. A. Butler, president of the Board of Education and chairman of the War Cabinet Scientific Advisory Committee, who was accompanied by Prof. A. V. Hill, on July 16, to urge the Government to set up a full-time scientific and technical joint board. This would have as its aim the fullest strategic use of scientific man-power and resources and the proper organization and exchange of scientific and technical information relating to the war effort. The deputation included Lord Hinchingbrooke, Lord Leverhulme, Lord Ipentland, Lord Samuel, Sir Lawrence Bragg, Capt. L. Plugge, Prof. B. W. Holman, Dr. W. Wooldridge, Mr. J. H. Wootton Davies, and representatives of the British Association, of Chemists, Institute of Physics, Institute of Struotural Engineers, Association of Scientific Workers, Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Institute of Chemistry. The deputation clearly had as its object the views expressed in the leading article in NATURE of July 18.