§ Mr. Charles R. Morris
I visited the following six Government establishments in the North West on 6th and 7th January: Department of Employment. Runcorn; Her Majesty's Customs and Excise, Liverpool; Property Services Agency, Liverpool; District Land Registry, Lytham; Her Majesty's Prison, Preston; Royal Ordnance Factory, Chorley.
During the course of these visits, I was able to meet many civil servants at all levels, doing a wide range of administrative, social and industrial work, often in difficult conditions. Amongst those I met, I found a sense of dedication to their service to the community which was most encouraging, despite their understandable resentment of recent inaccurate and misleading Press criticisms.