§ 65. Colonel GRETTON
asked the Prime Minister if any appointments have been made to the staff of the proposed Ministry of Ways and Communications; if any offices are yet acquired; and if any salaries have yet been paid on account of the staff of the new Ministry?
§ Mr. BONAR LAW
No appointments have yet been made, but certain highly qualified officials have been invited, in the event of the Ministry of Ways and Communications being established, to join the staff. The names of these gentlemen have been announced. No offices are yet acquired, and no salaries have been paid on account of the staff of the new Ministry. 169 A certain number of staff from other Departments have been loaned in connection with the preparation of the Bill.