HC Deb 27 November 1919 vol 121 c1947W

asked the Minister of Labour the grades and average salaries of the 2,326 officials removed from his Department during the month of September; and how many, if any, of them were transferred to other Government Departments?


The figure 2,326 represents the net reduction in the staff of my Department during the month of ^September. During that period ninety-six administrative officers were discharged, eighty-three at salaries under £400 per annum, five at salaries from £400 to £500 per annum, and eight at salaries over £500 per annum, including one at £700 per annum and one at £800 per annum. It was, however, found necessary in the course of the month to strengthen the permanent staff of the Accountant-General and to engage a number of technical experts temporarily to assist in the Training Department. The clerical staff discharged were in receipt of salaries from 25s. per week to 60s. per week. No officers were transferred to other Government Departments.