HC Deb 06 December 1939 vol 355 cc666-7W
Mr. Parker

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether he will state the names and salaries of the officers performing administrative work in the oil and fats departments of the Ministry of Food headquarters; the names of the firms by whom those who have come from outside the service were employed; and how long before the outbreak of war these firms were aware what the organisation of that section of the Ministry would be?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd,

pursuant to his reply (OFFICIAL REPORT, 5th December, 1939; col. 488) supplied the following statement

many are women; and how many have been recruited from the central register and the Women's Employment Federation Bureau?

Sir K. Wood

The total headquarters staff engaged since 1st September excluding permanent staff, men and women, assigned by the Civil Service Commission is 2,698, of whom 726 are women. One hundred and forty-nine were recruited from the Central Register of the Ministry of Labour and none from the Women's Employment Federation Bureau. I regret that it would not be possible to give corresponding figures in respect of outstation staff without a disproportionate expenditure of time and labour.

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