HC Deb 25 October 1939 vol 352 cc1412-3W
Colonel Baldwin-Webb

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Information whether he can state the number of professors employed on his staff; whether the salaries paid to such professors and equally, to transferred civil servants, are the same for both classes as they would have received in their normal activities; and whether he will state any notable differences?

Sir E. Grigg

The number of University professors employed in the Ministry of Information is eight, three of whom are to be released from the service of the Ministry as a result of reorganisation. The transferred civil servants are being paid at the same rate as they received in their former positions. As regards the professors, their present salaries are in each case considerably less than the total emoluments received by them before their appointment to the Ministry, and in three cases they are approximately one-half of that figure.