HC Deb 03 February 1930 vol 234 cc1497-8
62. Mr. REMER

asked the First Commissioner of Works which Government Departments are working in Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street; the number of clerical persons of all grades employed there; and the number of rooms occupied by persons in Government services in Sanctuary Buildings?


The following Government Departments are housed in these premises:

  • Ministry of Pensions,
  • Ministry of Labour,
  • Ministry of Health,
  • Board of Trade,
  • Scottish Education Department, and National Savings Committee.
The number of staff of all grades, including administrative, professional, technical, executive, clerical and typing grades, but excluding messengers, is 1,278. The number of rooms occupied by these staffs is 263.


Would it not be possible to take the clerks out of this expensive building and to put them into some other buildings?


No, not under present circumstances.