HC Deb 02 July 1919 vol 117 cc991-2W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Munitions how many Departments there are still in existence in connection with the Ministry; and will he issue a statement detailing the number of officials still employed in each Department, the salaries paid, and the professional antecedents of the members of his staff still employed?


For the number of officials in the Ministry of Munitions I would refer the hon. Gentleman to the statement I made on the Munitions Estimates, since when a further reduction of 800 has taken place. The preparation of a statement in the form asked for by the hon. Member would involve a considerable amount of clerical labour at a time when every effort is being made to reduce the staff. A Sub-Committee of the Select Committee of the House on National Expenditure is now examining the expenditure of the Ministry of Munitions, and it will be furnished with all the information necessary for its inquiry.