HC Deb 14 June 1920 vol 130 cc909-10W

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?


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.