§ Mr. Parker
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education what extra staff has been taken into the service of the Board; and what arrangements have been made to replace the 433 members of the staff of the Board and the 80 members of the inspecting staff and the medical department whose services have been transferred either to the armed Forces or by loan to other Departments?
The total number of officers of the Board, excluding the museums, now on loan to other Departments or serving with the Forces is 623 including 48 inspectors on loan and 14 serving with the Forces. 124 new appointments have been made since the outbreak of war. 32 inspectors, who had been lent to other Departments have already returned to duty under the Board and arrangements have been made for the recall or replacement of a further 16 in the near future. Further staff, both for the office and the inspectorate, will be made available as and when required.