HC Deb 11 March 1948 vol 448 c1412
47. Mr. Piratin

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the similarity of the work undertaken by the Ministries of National Insurance and of Pensions, he will consider taking steps to merging the two Ministries, in order to effect an improvement in executive uniformity and efficiency, and a saving of manpower.

The Prime Minister

No, Sir. It would be wrong to add at this time to the heavy task before the Ministry of National Insurance.

Mr. Piratin

Perhaps the Prime Minister would reconsider his answer and take his time over it, because there would be quite a saving in manpower as these Ministries merged more and more into each other?

The Prime Minister

I do not need to take time over it, because I think that this is not the right time.