Minister for the Co-ordination of Defence, 1936-1940
No future accruals expected
Statement Relating to Defence, (Cmd 5103) March 1936
Administrative / biographical background:
In March 1936, Sir Thomas Inskip was appointed Minister for the Co-ordination of Defence. The Minister was to be deputy chairman of the Committee of Imperial Defence and the Defence Policy and Requirements Sub-Committee, and chair of the Principal Supply Officers Committee. His duties were defined in Cmd 5103 as 'day to day supervision and control on the Prime Minister's behalf of the activity of the CID or any committee appointed by them', together with the co-ordination of monthly reports to the Cabinet and the execution of policy and plans arising.
The Minister took the chair of the CID in the Prime Minister's absence, and could convene the Committee of Chiefs of Staff as necessary.
Sir Thomas Inskip resigned in January 1939 and was succeeded by Lord Chatfield.
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