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Long, later Viscount Long of Wraxall; born 18S4; President of the Local Government Board, 1915-16; Secretary of State for the Colonies, 1916-18; First Lord of the Admiralty, 1919-21. Andrew Weir, President of Andrew Weir Shipping and Trading Company, Surveyor-General of Supply at the War Office 1917-19; Minister of Munitions 1919-21. Not to be confused with Lord Weir. Memoranda for Board Minute 67S, March 1919, ADM 167/S7. Assistant Secretary of the Admiralty, 1911-17; Permanent Secretary, 1917-36.

Memo 28 January 1921 on CCC in file on 'Supply of Munitions and Armaments in a Future War', CAB 15/20. 2. 134th CID, 14 December 1920, CAB 2/3. 3. 26 January 1921, 'Supply of Munitions etc', CAB 15/20. 4. 142nd CID, 17 June 1921, CAB 2/3. 5. 'Supply of Munitions etc', CAB 15/20. 6. 'Supply of Munitions etc' (Hankey) CAB 15/20. 7. William Douglas Weir; Baron, 1918; 1st Viscount of Eastwood, Renfrewshire, 1938. 8. Commissioner of Works, 1916-21; Minister of Health, 1921-2. 9. F. R. Johnson, Defence by Committee (Oxford, 1960) p.

Further, in most instances, the articles common to a particular industry embrace both 'Common' and 'Technical' stores ... Consequently the presumed object - that only one Department should deal with a particular industry -will not be attained ... [The Board of Admiralty] are quite in accord with the Cabinet desire to promote a more efficient method of organising the means which exist for buying the common stores of the Service Departments in peace and war ... [but] consider that the desired objects can be far more satisfactorily attained ...

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