§ 17. Mr. GOLDSTONE
asked the Minister of Munitions whether he is experiencing any difficulty in obtaining by way of Loan from other Government Departments the necessary clerks to 1320 complete his staff; and, if so, whether he will invite the heads of those Departments whose work has been considerably curtailed by reason of the War to release such members of their staff as may be required to carry on effectively the work of the new Department?
§ Dr. ADDISON
No difficulty has yet arisen in obtaining the staff required for the Ministry, and my right hon. Friend is confident that the heads of other Departments will continue to assist him, as far as they possibly can, by the temporary loan of members of their staff. I may take this opportunity of stating that no new permanent posts are being created for the purposes of the Ministry, and that any established officers transferred to us temporarily from other Departments come to us at their existing rates of pay, without promotion or increase of salary.