HC Deb 23 March 1953 vol 513 cc472-3
25. Sir W. Smithers

asked the Minister of Supply how many persons employed by his Department are allowed to do other work and receive remuneration for it; and what are their salaries.

Mr. Sandys

The answer to the first part of the Question is "six" and to the second part "nil."

Sir W. Smithers

In view of the urgent necessity to reduce national expenditure, why is it necessary for my right hon. Friend to keep on in his Ministry people who are rinding time to work outside for remuneration? Are they not, therefore, obviously redundant?

Mr. Sandys

I do not think that my hon. Friend quite understood my reply. The salaries paid to these officers are nil. They are on loan to the Ministry and, therefore, as far as Government expenditure is concerned, this is a most economical way of proceeding.