§ 44. Mr. Hugh Fraser
asked the Minister of Food what saving he anticipates will be made in manpower, time and efficiency by the proposed transfer of all trade work concerning local retailers from the local food offices at Uttoxeter, Rugeley and Stone to the food office at Stafford; and what benefit to the retailers concerned will result.
About 10 staff will be saved by the transfer of trade work for Rugeley and Stone to Stafford. Uttoxeter is not included in the scheme. Centralised trade pools already set up in different parts of the country are working smoothly, and experience has shown that they economise in manpower and provide an efficient service to traders.