HC Deb 09 February 1932 vol 261 cc659-60

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he will arrange for an examination of the staffing of the office of the Public Trustee, both in London and Manchester, with a view to reducing the total of 803 persons by not less than 10 per cent, in the interests of economy?


The cost of the Public Trustee's Office is covered by the fees paid by the public, and I have no reason to believe that the staff is out of relation to the requirements of the work, which is steadily increasing. The establishment of the Office is under continuous review, and every effort will continue to be made to secure whatever administrative economies may be practicable.