31 MAY 1957, Page 8

MY NOTE last week welcoming Lord Home's statement that it

was the Government's policy 'to try to get the right man in the right place' has brought from a correspondent the reminder of an earlier ministerial pronouncement on this subject. During the war a Minister read out in the House of Lords from a speech prepared for him : 'It is never the policy of the Royal Air Force to put a square peg into a round hole'; then, thinking that he must put in something of his own to prove that he was not just a stooge of his Secretaries, he added, 'but always to put a round peg into a