§ Mr. J. BAKER
asked the Minister of Pensions whether, as the appointment of permanent civil servants as area and deputy area officers has resulted in an increase in the expenditure for the administration of the officers concerned, it is proposed to effect economy in other branches of the Ministry to meet the additional cost of local administration?557W
§ Major C. TRYON
The hon. Member may rest assured that in the allocation of officers to the various posts in the Ministry full weight is given to the consideration of the economies that have been and continue to be effected in administrative expenditure, subject to the overriding condition of efficiency.