§ Mr. Harvey
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many persons have been appointed to paid positions in connection with the control of food under the authority of his Department?
§ Mr. W. S. Morrison,
pursuant to his reply (OFFICIAL REPORT, 22nd November; col. 1230) supplied the following information:
The total number of persons appointed to paid positions by the Ministry of Food is approximately 11,700. Of these about 9,000 are employed (full-time or part- 8W time) in the offices of local food control committees. The following table gives the numbers of staff of each of the commodity controls at the beginning of November and the approximate annual cost in salaries and wages, excluding staff whose pay had not then been fixed.
Commodity Controls. Staff. Annual cost in salaries and wages. £ Animal Feeding-Stuffs 41 18,824 Bacon and Ham 375 92,404 Butter and Cheese 178 49,192 Canned Fish 16 3,692 Cereals and Cereal Products. 74 16,692 Condensed Milk 13 4,368 Dried Fruits 43 9,568 Imported Eggs 17 6,916 Fish 91 21,632 Meat and Livestock 167 70,980 Oils and Fats 223 36,764 Potatoes 290 65,468 Sugar 58 22,204 Tea 48 12,064 Total 1,634 430,768