§ Mr. WATERSON
asked the Minister of Transport the number of his officials taken over from other Departments, stating which Department and the number; and will he give the number of officials now under his authority?2148W
§ Mr. A. NEAL
242 officers have been transferred to the Ministry of Transport from other Government Departments, and many of these officers are engaged upon duties transferred from the Ministry of Health and other Government Departments. Of this number the following were transferred, with their duties:
32 from the Board of Trade. 5 with the Light Railway Commission. 25 with the Road Board. 24 with the Joint Roads Committee of the War Office. 86
The numbers of the officers now employéd by the Ministry are:—
Headquarters. Administrative and Clerical 446 Typists 143 Messengers and Cleaners 125 Local. Irish Branch, Dublin 41 Area Transport Commissioners and Staff 20 Roads Department Local Staffs 14 75
These figures do not include the staff of the Caledonian and Crinan Canals or of the harbours under the control of the Ministry.