HC Deb 07 December 1939 vol 355 cc833-5W
Miss Ward

asked the Home Secretary how many staff, of all grades, have been engaged since 1st September; how many are women; and how many have been recruited from the central register and the Women's Employment Federation Bureau?

1939, in respect of beer, home and imported, respectively, spirits, home and imported, respectively, wine, imported and British, respectively, liquor licences and monopoly and value?

Sir J. Simon

The figures asked for are as follow:

Net Receipts.
Beer, Home 62,370,034
Beer, Imported 3,210,822
Spirits, Home 30,949,204
Spirits, Imported 4,713,825
Wine, Imported 4,825,188
Wine, British 527,345
Liquor Licences 4,293,557*
Monopoly Value 347,283
* Includes six licences for brewers and distillers in Northern Ireland (reserved taxes).

Mr. Mathers

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will give the total number of liquor licences granted in England and Scotland, respectively, during the year ended 31st March, 1939, distinguishing publicans' licences on-beer and on-wine, retailers' licences off-beer and off-wine, retailers' licences or dealers' licences for spirits, beer and wine, respectively; and the total net receipts of duty in each class?

Sir J. Simon

The information required is as follows:

Sir J. Anderson

I assume that the hon. Lady wishes to have information about both the Departments for which I am responsible. Since the 1st September, 1939, 1,101 officers of all grades, 535 of whom were women, have been recruited to the Home Office and the Ministry of Home Security, including the Regional Commissioners' organisation and Women's Voluntary Services, but excluding staff seconded from other Government Departments and local authorities. Sixty-three officers have been recruited through the central register. The majority of the staff recruited are temporary officers in the clerical, typing, manipulative and messenger grades, and were engaged in the ordinary course through the machinery of the Ministry of Labour. None has been recruited through the Women's Employment Federation Bureau.