HC Deb 10 December 1941 vol 376 c1511
24. Mr. Viant

asked the Minister of Information what are the circumstances in which Mr. J. C. Rodgers was released from a post in his Department to undertake duties with the Department of Overseas Trade; what arrangements are being made to carry out the duties formerly performed by Mr. Rodgers; and what salary was attached to the post he filled?

The Minister of Information (Mr. Brendan Bracken)

Mr. J. C. Rodgers was released at the request of the Department of Overseas Trade for transfer to that Department. The duties connected with the planning of the overseas publicity work of the Ministry, on which he was latterly employed, have been rearranged, and a part of them is now being carried out by an officer on the range of salary £600 to £800. When Mr. Rodgers occupied the post the approved salary was £1,000.