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    Naturevolume 150pages641642 (1942) | Download Citation



    THE eighteenth report of the Select Committee on National Expenditure is concerned with a number of those questions relating to the scientific side of the war effort which were raised in the Select Committee's own eighth report on the organization of production, and which the new arrangements and appointments by the Minister of Production were designed to meet. The report is an acute analysis which, if it does not entirely dispel the anxieties of scientific workers, should assist to focus constructive criticism on the weak points of the present structure. It records the general impression that if the steps taken in recent months are properly followed up and the right men found to fill the key appointments, war efficiency should be improved in the vitally important matter of providing the Fighting Forces with the right weapons at the right time.

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