HC Deb 23 July 1940 vol 363 cc573-4
62. Mr. Nunn

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what steps have been and are being taken to introduce commercial methods of administration into the Departments of State which are now engaged, as a result of the war, in large-scale commercial activities?

The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (Captain Crookshank)

Departments keep under constant review the improvement of their administrative methods. There is in addition a special Treasury Investigating Section, the staff of which has been substantially increased since the beginning of the war by recruitment from outside the Civil Service: its main activities are directed to giving Departments expert help in matters of organisation.

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