HC Deb 06 December 1920 vol 135 c1721
44. Mr. HINDS

asked the Prime Minister whether he is prepared to appoint a Select Committee to make full inquiry into the staffing of Government Departments, both in London and the provinces, having regard to the allegations that many of these staffs are unduly swollen, and that many fresh appointments are being made unnecessarily and new officials sent into Departments that do not desire them?


Great efforts have been made in this matter by the Government, through the examination of the staffs in each Department, both by committees and in other ways, but I shall consider with the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Cabinet Finance Committee the suggestion of my hon. Friend.