HC Deb 07 December 1939 vol 355 c837W
Mr. David Adams

asked the Minister of Pensions whether the 13 persons who have been appointed to temporary posts in the Ministry of Pensions, and who are related to permanent officials of the Department, were taken in each case from the register of the Ministry of Labour for temporary Government service in accordance with the Government's scheme?

Sir W. Womersley

Four of the officers were recruited through the local Employment Exchange; of the others, three had previously served in this or another Department as established officers and the remainder were among the numbers recruited, as indicated in the reply given on Tuesday by my right hon. Friend the Financial Secretary to the Treasury to the hon. Member for Shipley (Mr. Creech Jones) as a matter of urgency in the early days of the war when it was difficult invariably to take advantage of the normal supply arrangements.