HC Deb 06 April 1921 vol 140 c264
46. Major KELLEY

asked the Prime Minister what is the number of the staffs of the Ministry of Shipping, Ministry of Food, and Ministry of Munitions that have been transferred to other Departments owing to the closing of those Ministries, and to which Departments they are transferred?

Lieut.-Commander YOUNG

The staff of the Ministry of Food transferred to other Government Departments on1 the closing of the Ministry numbered:

Headquarters Staff 1,317
Ex-Headquarters Staff 359
Total 1,676
Of these, 70 were transferred to the Departments of Agriculture and the remainder to the Board of Trade.

Particulars of the staffs transferred from the Ministries of Shipping and Munitions to the Board of Trade and Disposal and Liquidation Commission, respectively, are given in my reply of yesterday to the hon. Member for Wood Green.


Is it not rather a farce, then, to say that these Ministries have been wound up?