§ Mr. JOWETT
asked the Secretary to the Treasury what are the salaries paid to the following officials of the Public Works Loan Board: secretary, assistant secretary, and solicitor; whether, seeing that the work of this Department has been greatly lessened of late, these officials are now fully employed; and, if they are not, will he cause their transfer to some of the depleted Government Departments?
§ Mr. MONTAGU
As regards the first part of the question I would refer my hon. Friend to the published estimates. As regards the second part, although the work of the Department is somewhat diminished as the result of the restrictions on borrowing, it must be remembered that a large part of its duties consists in the administration of existing loans. A considerable part of the staff is now with the Colours and the services of any who can be spared from the Department are being, and will be, from time to time made use of temporarily in other Departments as occasion arises.