HC Deb 25 February 1947 vol 433 c1878
47. Mr. Edelman

asked the Prime Minister whether, analogously with his appointment of a Minister of Defence, he will appoint a Minister of Production charged with the responsibility for coordinating those Departments concerned with production.

The Prime Minister

No, Sir. My hon. Friend may have in mind co-ordination by a Minister of the work of all the Departments concerned with economic development, including production, and not the establishment of a Ministry with executive authority in the field of production. This is already provided for in the system of Cabinet committees.