§ Mr. LANSBURY
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air how many messengers are employed at the headquarters of the Ministry; how many of the men so employed will be placed on the establishment list; and is there any reason why the whole number should not be placed on the permanent list?
§ Mr. LEACH
The answer to the first part of the question is 103. As regards the second part, there will be 10 established posts in the revised messenger establishment, and eventually 14, to be filled. As regards the last part of the question, it is the practice throughout Government Departments to perform general messenger work by unestablished messengers, established posts being allowed only where the duties are of a supervisory or specially responsible nature.