HC Deb 06 June 1946 vol 423 c2135
6. Sir Waldron Smithers

asked the Minister of National Insurance if he will state, in convenient salary and regional categories, the number of staff required under the National Insurance Bill, in London, Newcastle, Wales, Scotland, and the nine regional offices, respectively; and what will be the total cost in salaries and in office rent and equipment.

The Minister of National Insurance (Mr. James Griffiths)

I regret that I cannot at present add to the statement I made on 30th May last at the close of the Debate on the Third Reading of the National Insurance Bill.

Sir W. Smithers

Is the Minister saying that although he is setting up this great organisation he does not know how many officials will be required; and is he aware that the estimate is about 8,000․that 8,000 more drones are to be added to the hives, 8,000 more impediments to our export trade?

Mr. Speaker

I would remind the hon. Member that insinuations and imputations in the form of a question are out of Order.

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