HC Deb 08 December 1920 vol 135 cc2148-9W

asked the Secretary for Mines the total number of officials and employés in his Department, giving in addition the number taken over from other Government Departments and stating which Department and the number?


The total number of officials and employés in the Mines Department is 496, including the temporary staff. The Mines Department has up to the present taken over the duties formerly carried out by (1) the Coal Mines Department; (2) the Mines Division of the Home Office; (3) the Section of the Statistical Department of the Board of Trade dealing with coal mining statistics; and (4) the Mineral Resources Development Branch of the Board of Trade. The staff employéd in these Departments and Sections at the dates of transfer of duties was as follows:

Coal Mines Department 441
Home Office 120
Section of Statistical Department, Board of Trade 10
Mineral Eesources Development Branch 5
Total 576