§ Sir W. Brass
asked the Minister of Information whether he will furnish a list of the members of the various divisions of his Department showing the position held by each and the salaries attributed to the respective posts; the total number of persons employed in and by the Ministry of Information in addition to those included in the above categories; and the total 624W annual salaries of all persons at present serving under the Ministry both in Great Britain and overseas.
I will place in the Library of the House a list of the headquarters staff of the Ministry (excluding minor administrative and technical, clerical, typing and messenger grades) at the 31st July, 1940, showing the position held by each officer and the authorised salaries of the various grades. The total staff employed at the 31st July at home and overseas was 1,687, and the total annual expenditure on the salaries and wages of this staff was at the rate of approximately £473,000. With the change in appointment of Director General I might remind hon. Members that the organisation is under review.