§ S7. Sir WILLIAM BULL
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the total number of unattached officers of Customs and Excise and how many of these have been lent to the National Health Insurance Department; and whether, in view of the dissatisfaction that exists in the Customs and Excise with regard to private leave, he will undertake that these officers shall be returned without delay to the Department to which they belong?
§ Mr. MONTAGU
The numbers are 1,278 and 12, respectively. The Board of Customs and Excise are not aware of any general dissatisfaction in regard to private leave, and I see no reason for the return of the small number of unattached officers temporarily lent to the National Health Insurance Department before the completion of the duties for which they have been assigned.