§ 40. Lieut.-Colonel NALL
asked the Minister of Labour, as representing the Ministry of Health, what is the annual cost of his public information Department; how many officials, including supervisory, part-time, and clerical staff, are connected with it; and whether this post-War Department will be abolished, as in the case of the Ministry of Labour?
§ Major BOYD-CARPENTER
The staff engaged upon the work to which my hon. and gallant Friend refers consists, and has consisted since the 1st April last, of one whole-time and one part-time officer. The annual salaries (including bonus) of these officers amount to £1,525. My right hon. Friend has the question of the continuance of the whole-time post under consideration.
55. Colonel NEWMAN
asked the Prime Minister whether, having regard to the recommendations of the Committee on National Expenditure, it is intended to effect economy in administration by amalgamating the Ministries of Health and Labour, and renaming such Ministry the Ministry of Home Affairs?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
I cannot usefully add anything to the answer 1756 which I gave on the 30th November to a question on this subject by my hon. Friend the Member for South Cardiff (Sir H. Cory).