§ 16. Major Lyons
asked the Minister of Information the number of staff and respective salaries paid, excluding clerical and messenger service, at the North Midland Regional office of his Ministry?
§ The Minister of Information (Mr. Brendan Bracken)
As the Reply involves a table of figures, I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Major Lyons
Will the right hon. Gentleman say whether in view of the swollen staff at headquarters, he will take the opportunity to utilise some of them in other of his departments in order to prevent further establishments growing up to perform work for which staff could be provided from his headquarter's establishment?
§ Mr. Bracken
I know nothing about the hon. and gallant Member's assertion that there is a very swollen staff. I do not think the staff is at all swollen, and it is busily engaged on doing work for every Government Department.
§ Sir Joseph Lamb
On a point of Order. Could we not have that figure? The Minister seemed to be prepared to give it.
Following is the reply:The staff of the North Midland Regional Office of the Ministry of Information, excluding clerical and messenger service consists of:—
Grade and Salary Range.1 Regional Information Officer—£800–£1,100 a year (personal maximum as His Majesty's Inspector, Board of Education).1 Deputy Regional Information Officer— £650–£750 a year.6 Senior Officers—£450–£550 a year (men); £360—£440 a year (women).6 Assistant Officers—£250–£350 a year (men); £200–£280 a year (women).1 Staff Speaker—£315 a year.1 Service Engineer—£6 5s. a week.8 Driver-Projectionists—£5–£5 10s. a week.The rates of pay shown are exclusive of any Civil Service war bonus payable.