HC Deb 27 July 1944 vol 402 cc888-9
45. Mr. Mander

asked the Prime Minister which Minister will be responsible for the central staff proposed to be set up in connection with the Government's employment plans, as explained in Cmd. 6527, paragraph 81.

The Deputy Prime Minister (Mr. Attlee)

The present Central Staff (the Central Statistical Office and the Economic Section of the War Cabinet Secretariat) are part of the Offices of the War Cabinet, the cost of which is borne on the Treasury Vote. Future arrangements are still under consideration; but for the present at any rate the Chancellor of the Exchequer is the Minister to whom Questions in regard to this Central Staff should be addressed. Its services will, of course, be available to all Ministers.