HC Deb 22 February 1944 vol 397 c657
59. Mr. Gledhill

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the recent 10 per cent. cut in staff made by the Ministry of Supply is to be extended and carried out in other Government Departments.

Sir J. Anderson

Certainly, Sir. The staffs of all Departments are kept under review and will be reduced wherever and in so far as reduction is compatible with efficiency.

Lieut.-Colonel Dower

Would not such a reduction lead, in many cases, to greater efficiency?

Sir J. Anderson

Where such is the case a reduction will be made.

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