HC Deb 21 February 1922 vol 150 c1744W

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether in view of the decline in the value of imports and exports during the year 1921 to the extent of nearly 50 per cent. against that of 1920, he is in a position to make reductions in the staff to correspond with the decline in the volume of trade; and, if not, can he explain why?


I would refer the hon. Member to my answer to a question addressed to me by the hon. Member for Leyton West (Mr. Newbould) on 25th October last on this subject.