HC Deb 19 June 1941 vol 372 c850W
Mr. White

asked the Minister of Information what is the total number of people employed in the Ministry; how many voluntary terminations of appointments have been made since the inception of the Ministry; and what number have left the Ministry on other grounds?

Mr. Cooper

The staff of the Ministry of Information (excluding the Postal and Telegraph Censorship and officers employed abroad) numbered 1,801 on the 31st May, 1941. Since the formation of the Ministry, 1,078 members of the staff have left its service. This number may be sub-divided as follows:

Resignations 597
Transfer to other Departments or organisations 178
Terminations of appointment on account of reorganisation, dismissals, etc. 250
Joined H.M. Forces 46
Deaths 7