HC Deb 07 December 1944 vol 406 c715
70. Mr. Ralph Etherton

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has now been made in disbanding the organisation and offices of Regional Commissioners.

Mr. H. Morrison

Not counting 95 staff now under notice of termination of appointment, the staff of Regional Commissioners' offices, including operational staff, is 1,964. This is a reduction of 40 per cent. since July, 1942, when the staff of Regional offices was at its righest and a reduction of 26 per cent. since September, 1944. Further substantial reductions of staff will not be possible whilst the present dangers from air attacks continue.

Captain Duncan

What are the reductions in the staff of London region?

Mr. Morrison

I could not say without notice. There have been some reductions.