HC Deb 21 January 1941 vol 368 c40W
Sir R. Gower

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what steps are taken to transfer civil servants from one Department, where they have little to do, to another Department where they will have more; and what representations he has received that members of staffs wishful to pull their full weight in the national effort are vainly protesting that they are retained in relative idleness?

Captain Crookshank

Since the outbreak of war, special arrangements have existed whereby Departments report to the Treasury such cases as arise of staff who can be released or made available for employment in other Departments. As a result of this procedure, well over 8,000 individuals have been transferred to new or expanding Departments, and I can assure the hon. Member that steps will continue to be taken to secure the employment elsewhere in the Civil Service of any officer who can be spared by his existing Department.

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