HC Deb 19 November 1940 vol 365 c1854W
Mr. A. Edwards

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he will consider appointing an adequately staffed official in every Ministry whose duty it will be to deal with the problems of outside persons and bodies and so avoid delays in dealing with such problems?

Captain Crookshank

I am afraid that the hon. Member's suggestion would involve duplication of staff and effort and would not tend to efficiency or expedition. If he has in mind any cases of unreasonable delay I would suggest that he should take the matter up with the Minister concerned.