§ Sir R. COOPER
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Munitions the total number of the staff and the weekly payment for their salaries on the 1st March; and how many of this staff are engaged directly on the disposal of war stores?
§ Mr. KELLAWAY
The total headquarters staff of the Ministry on 1st March was 6,039, and the salaries paid represent an average of £29,983 per week. The number of staff engaged solely on the disposal of surplus Government property at home and abroad was approximately 1,515. In addition, there were 600 per-sons engaged upon other duties in the Ministry who devoted part of their time to the work of disposals.