HC Deb 04 April 1944 vol 398 cc1794-5
33. Mr. Foster

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power the total number of persons employed under his Ministry, the number in the department of the regional controller in each area, separately, and the percentage of males as against females.

Major Lloyd George

As the reply involves a number of figures, I propose to publish it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the reply:

The total number of persons employed by my Department is 5,107, of whom 226 are part-time employees. Of the total of 5,107, 36 per cent. are males.

The separate figures for the 12 Regions are as follows:

Total Percentage of Males.
Scotland 329 31.4
Northern "A" 59 44.8
Northern "B" 171 34.7
North Western 393 31.6
North Eastern 323 36.9
North Midland 321 42.1
Midland 398 21.1
Wales 267 36.7
South Western 292 28.4
Southern 245 28.2
Eastern 242 20.2
London and South Eastern 436 24.2
Total for Regions 3,476 30.4

About half the Regional staff are employed in the Regional Petroleum Offices.