The Combined Raw Materials Board was set up on January 26, 1942, by decision of the President of the United States and the Prime Minister of Great Britain, arrived at during the latter's visit to Washington at that time. The Board consists of two members, Mr. W. L. Batt, Vice‐Chairman of the War Production, U.S.A. member; and Sir Clive Baillieu, Head of the British Raw Materials Mission in the U.S.A., British member, representing the U.K. Minister of Production. It was given under its terms of reference a comprehensive responsibility for the planning of the raw materials effort of the two countries, and for collaborating with the other United Nations to ensure that their resources in raw materials were most effectively deployed to assist the common cause.
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