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Finniston Report: proposed Engineering Authority The Department of Industry in mid-January, contrary to expectations, circulated to the CEI and its constituent chartered engineering Institutions a revised draft Charter which, it was suggested, would bring into existence the proposed Engineering Authority. In response to informal comments on that draft, a second was circulated a week later. The Presidents of the 16 constituent Institutions, with the Chairman of the CEI, met together, and the following letter was sent to Sir Keith Joseph, Secretary of State for Industry, on 28 January: ‘We, the Corporation Presidents and the Chairman of the CEI, whose signatures are appended, feel once again bound to represent to you personally our disquiet at the manner in which discussions of the Royal Charter for the new Engineering Council have developed.