HC Deb 23 November 1939 vol 353 cc1430-1W
Sir P. Harris

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education how many of His Majesty's inspectors of the Board have been seconded to act as regional officers of the Ministry of Information?

Mr. Lindsay

Two, Sir.

Miss Ward

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury how many new personnel have been appointed to Government Departments since the beginning of the war; and how many have been recruited from the Women's Employment Federation?

Captain Crookshank

As regards the first part of the question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 14th November to my hon. Friend the Member for Chislehurst (Sir W. Smithers). As regards the second part, no precise figures are available. I understand, however, that the Women's Employment Federation has co-operated with the Central Register of the Ministry of Labour and National Service in supplying particulars of persons possessing special qualifications.

Mr. Jennings

asked the Home Secretary the names of persons appointed by the regional commissioner for Northumberland, Durham and North Yorkshire in receipt of a salary of not less than £500 per annum, giving the nature of each such appointment?

Sir J. Anderson

Regional commissioners are not empowered to make appointments, and I am not clear, therefore, to what my hon. Friend refers. If he will let me know what he has in mind, I will go into the matter and will communicate with him.

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