§ Mr. R. A. Butler
At 1st October, 1952, 57 staff remain, compared with a staff of 17 90 on 1st October, 1951. Further surveys will be confined to inquiries designed to give direct assistance to efficient and economical administration.
§ 39 and 40. Mr. Erroll
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury (1) what was the purpose of the Social Survey on the Parliament Past and Present Exhibition: and how much the survey cost;
(2) what action he is taking as a result of the conclusions reached in the Social Survey report on the "Parliament Past and Present" Exhibition.
§ The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (Mr. John Boyd-Carpenter)
This Survey was undertaken in September, 1951, with a view to obtaining information as to the effectiveness of the Exhibition which it was thought would be helpful in the planning of the official exhibitions. Its cost was about £240. The answer to Question No. 40 is "None, Sir."
§ Mr. Erroll
As a result of no action being taken, can my hon. Friend say whether in future similar surveys are likely to be held or whether such surveys have been abandoned?
§ Mr. Boyd-Carpenter
On the future of such surveys I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given today to Question No. 26 by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer.