§ Sir W. Jowitt
I assume that my hon. Friend is referring to the staff assisting me and the Ministerial Committee on Reconstruction Problems and not to the far larger staff of the Paymaster-General's Office at Somerset House. The former is at present constituted as follows:
£ Secretary— (Sir Alfred Hurst, K.B.E., C.B.) 3,000 Assistant Secretary— (Sir Quintin Hill, K.C.M.G., O.B.E.) 1,953 I Principal (Private Secretary to the Paymaster-General) (T. Daish, M.C.) 1,300 6 Temporary Administrative Officers, (A. S. J. Baster, Miss P. Callard, C. V. Davidge, M. A. Hamilton, Mrs. J. J. Hawkes—one vacancy) 3,610 with clerical, etc., assistance.
In addition to office duties of the general character indicated above, members of this staff act as Chairman, Member or Secretary of various inter-departmental committees concerned with particular problems or groups of problems of reconstruction.