§ Colonel CHALONER
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will state whether certain Government employés have been alienated from other Departments to the Department for the National Insurance Act; and whether it is his intention to charge the Estimates of those Departments with the expense or that of the Department for national insurance?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
Most of the staff engaged for the purposes of Part I. of the Act have been obtained by transfer from other public Departments. In all such cases of transfer the officer's salary is paid from the Vote for the Insurance Commission concerned as from the date of transfer. In a few cases the services of officers belonging to other Departments have been borrowed by the Insurance Commissions to meet temporary emergencies. In these cases the salaries of the officers borrowed continue, in accordance with the usual practice of the public service, to be paid from the Votes for the Departments to which they are permanently attached, any charges incurred by these Departments in providing for the discharge of their duties during their absence being repaid from the Votes from the Insurance Commissions.