HC Deb 28 November 1945 vol 416 c1501W
Major Conant

asked the Minister of War Transport the numbers employed in November, 1938, and at the present time by each of the four main line railway companies in the following categories: clerical staff, outdoor staff and temporary or casual staff.

Mr. Barnes

The information is not readily available in the form the hon. and gallant Member desires. The following figures may, however, be of service to him:

March, 1938. March, 1945.
Salaried Staff (including office clerks, station-masters, supervisors, controllers, etc.) 95,731 97,398
Conciliation Staff (wages stall concerned with the movement of traffic) 333,222 355,466
Workshop Staff 121,730 113,816
Miscellaneous 30,718 30,762
581,401 597,442

In interpreting these figures it should be borne in mind —that in March, 1945, a substantial proportion of the staff were women and unskilled men who were taking the place of regular railwaymen serving in the Forces; and that traffic has increased greatly over that before the war.

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