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Radio Research for the Services

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    MB. LYTTELTON, Minister of Production, said in the House of Commons on December 9, that in view of the great increase in the importance of wireless communication and radio-location during the War, the Government has set up a Radio Board as the co-ordinating body in regard to inter-Service policy, research, development and production. The Board is in general responsible to the Minister of Production, but where matters of service policy are concerned it takes its instruction from, and is responsible to, the Chiefs of Staff Committee. The Minister Resident for Supply in Washington (Colonel Llewellin) acted in his personal capacity as the first chairman of the Board. On his appointment to Washington he was succeeded by the Minister of Aircraft Production, Sir Stafford Cripps, also in his personal capacity. The chairman is assisted by two deputy chairmen, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Supply (Mr. Garro-Jones) and Prof. G. P. Thomson. The membership of the Board includes representatives of the Admiralty, War Office, Air Ministry, Ministry of Supply, Ministry of Aircraft Production, and General Post Office, as well as several special non-departmental members. Much of the work of the Board is carried out through two main working committees, the Production Planning and Personnel Radio Committee and the Operations and Technical Radio Committee, of which Mr. Garro-Jones and Prof. Thomson are respectively chairmen.

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