§ 79. Mr. HAYDN JONES
asked the Minister of Health whether he will state the total number of persons employed in Wales by his Ministry for the years ended March, 1914, and March, 1921, respectively; also the sums respectively paid in salaries and costs of administration for the same periods?
§ The MINISTER OF HEALTH (Sir Alfred Mond)
The total number of perons employed in the Welsh Insurance Commission in 1914 was 247, and the total cost £36,025. In 1921 the number was 279, and the cost £84,104, the work on various health services in Wales which was done in 1914 in the Local Government Board having been transferred to the Welsh Board of Health, in pursuance of the Ministry of Health Act, 1919. A temporary staff is also employed in Wales on housing administration, the numbers in March last being 71, and the total cost £22,000.