Mr. ALFRED T. DAVIES
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what was the appropriate cost of the administration of food control during the months of April and May; and what is the present strength of the staff employed?
§ Sir W. MITCHELL-THOMSON
I have been asked to reply. The expenditure of the Food Department was approximately £43,000 for the month of April and £39,000 for the month of May. Its present staff numbers 1,466. There will be a progressive reduction of staff as the work of liquidation continues.