§ 63. Sir W. Smithers
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if he will give, by Departments, the number of officials who have the power of entry into private houses, offices and factories, respectively.
§ Sir W. Smithers
May I ask the Financial Secretary whether all those officials have the right of entry into private premises, even though it is not practised?
§ Lieut.-Commander Braithwaite
While the answer may be long, could the hon. Gentleman give the total number?
§ Mr. Shackleton
Is it not a fact that many of these powers arose from Acts of Parliament passed by previous Governments, and would my hon. Friend draw attention to the Lunacy Act, which has these provisions?
§ Following is the answer:
|OFFICIALS WITH POWER OF ENTRY|
|(The figures shown in Column (2) are included in Column (3))|
|Department||Number who have power to enter private houses used exclusively as such||Number who have power to enter business premises, land and private houses not used exclusively as such|
|Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries||…||—||2,979|
|Ministry of Civil Aviation||…||—||48|
|Customs and Excise||…||—||1,800|
|Ministry of Education||…||—||580|
|Ministry of Food||…||—||1,112|
|Ministry of Fuel and Power||…||—||267|
|Ministry of Health||…||20||136|
|Ministry of Labour and National Service||…||—||2,430|
|Ministry of National Insurance||…||—||809|
|Ordnance Survey Office||…||—||2,411|
|Department of Scientific and Industrial Research||…||—||94|
|Tithe Redemption Commission||…||—||198|
|Board of Trade||…||—||173|
|Ministry of Transport||…||—||907|
|War Damage Commission and Central Land Board||…||998||998|
|Department of Agriculture for Scotland||…||—||350|
|Scottish Education Department||…||—||122|
|Department of Health for Scotland||…||—||18|
|Scottish Home Department||…||—||66|