§ Sir E. NICHOLL
asked the Minister of Food if there is sufficient work for the whole of the staff employed in the Food Ministry; is he aware that it is reported that many of the employés have very little, if any, work to do; and whether he will cause inquiries to be made in each Department of the Food Ministry to see whether many of the Departments could not be dispensed with?910W
§ Sir W. MITCHELL-THOMSON
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative and to the second in the negative. With regard to the last part, I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the concluding part of the answer given on Tuesday, 11th May, to the hon. Member for Macclesfield (Mr. Remer). I may further remind the hon. and gallant Member that the Select Committee on National Expenditure are engaged in enquiring into the work and expenditure of the Department.