The appointment of a planning staff did not assure it the status and weight which its functions required. Many of its difficulties arose from its subordinate position within the Ministry. Although Jewkes came from a post which later carried the title of Economic Adviser to HMG, he found himself on a par with, or junior to, a number of officials and business men whose capacity to make planning decisions seemed very questionable.
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- 7.For the similar case of Merlin crankshafts where a new factory would have been needed to meet an unreal shortage, see Air Commodore Banks, I Kept No Diary, (Airlife Publications, 1978) p. 147.Google Scholar