asked the Minister of Food what has been the cost of administering food control in the Newcastle-on-Tyne area for the last 12 months; and what is the anticipated expenditure, if any, from 1st July to 31st December, 1920?
§ Sir W. MITCHELL-THOMSON
Under the proposed local reorganisation, the existing district of the Newcastle-on-Tyne Food Control Committee will be grouped with the adjoining districts of Castleward, Gosforth, Longbenton, Newburn, and Prudhoe. The combined cost of these districts for the year ending 31st December, 1919, was £9,347. The anticipated expenditure on staff and accommodation in respect of the new district from 1st July to 31st December, 1920, will be approximately £1,850.