29 NOVEMBER 1940, Page 5

The fact that Lord Reith has said little about his

recon- struction plans does not mean that he is thinking equally little about them. Very much the contrary, I believe. The field is a new one for him—or, indeed, for anyone else—but there are plenty of authorities, not on reconstruction after a war, but on reconstruction even without a war, and Lord Reith has shown himself fully conscious both of what they have written and of the contribution they may make to the solving of his own particular problem. A good many people's brains, and I should say in the main the right people's, are being picked.

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