HC Deb 14 February 1940 vol 357 cc771-2W
Colonel Baldwin-Webb

asked the Minister of Supply at what time the principal officers of his Department commence work at the present time; and whether, with a view to expediting business and increasing efficiency, he can arrange for more of the important members of the staff to be on duty by 9 o'clock?

Mr. Burgin

When the normal opening hour for the Ministry of Supply was advanced to 9 o'clock, the principal officers of the Department adjusted their attendance accordingly. I have no reason to amount of milk which was handled by the Board in these periods, and the corresponding figures for the three months October, 1939, to December, 1939?

Sir R. Dorman-Smith

It is not considered to be in the national interest to publish during the war figures relating to the production and utilisation of milk. The other information for which the hon. Member asks is as follows:

what were the six counties with the lowest densities and what were the densities; and what were the corresponding facts relative to England and Wales?

Major Tryon

The particulars asked for are furnished below:

believe that the number of principal officers on duty at 9 o'clock is inadequate, and I may add that these officers in general work very long hours.