HC Deb 17 June 1941 vol 372 cc480-1
54. Sir H. Williams

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer in which Departments the Treasury investigation section have applied their work; and in which Departments they have been unable to complete their work because of difficulties arising in the Department?

Sir K. Wood

The Treasury investigating section has made investigations in 13 of the principal Departments. Investigations of amore limited scope have been made in the case of a number of other Departments. In two cases (a section of the Ministry of Shipping where reorganisation was in progress, and a section of the Ministry of Supply where inter-Departmental discussion was required) the work of the investigating section, has not been completed: arrangements have now been made for it to proceed.

Mr. J. J. Davidson

Could the Chancellor define exactly what he means by investigations of a limited scope?

Sir K. Wood

I should like to think that over very carefully.