HC Deb 23 May 1946 vol 423 cc107-8W
67. Brigadier Low

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will consider giving a direction to the official side of the Location of Staffs Committee of the National Civil Service Whitley Council to try and secure that the return of evacuated civil servants should be carried out, so that those who first left London should be the first to return; and if he will ensure its early application, thus bringing about the early return of 700 of the Ministry of Pensions staff from Blackpool to their homes in London.

Mr. Dalton

No, Sir. Only a fraction of evacuated staffs can hope to be brought back to London while the present shortage of accommodation continues, and applications for return must be judged on their merits and not by any rigid formula. Arrangements have already been made for the return of a limited number of the London-based staff of the Ministry of Pensions from Blackpool.