§ Mr. Loverseed
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether he will state the number of men in the clerical and supervisory grades on the L.N.E.R. who are classified as redundant; in how many cases this redundancy is due to the recently changed form of organisation which passed the control of technical stores to the using departments; the number of new posts created by this change; whether he is satisfied that the fullest use is being made of this redundant staff; and that national interests and individual interests are not being sacrificed to departmental or other prejudices.
§ Mr. Noel-Baker
There are no redundant members of the staff in the clerical, supervisory or other grades of the L.N.E.R. I am informed that the reorganisation of the control of the Technical Stores of the L.N.E. Railway has resulted in some staff being transferred with their work from the stores department to other departments. Up to the present, new posts for four males and three females have been created. Twelve males and two female posts have been saved and the persons concerned transferred to other departments which are under-staffed, and where they are fully employed. I have no reason to believe that the change of organisation is in any way contrary to national or individual interests.