§ Mr. Erroll
asked the Minister of Supply how many civil servants of all grades were employed in his Department on 1st April, 1947; by what extent this figure is lower than the figure for 1st March; and what further contraction of this wartime Ministry is expected.
§ Mr. Wilmot
The number of non-industrial civil servants of all grades employed in the Ministry of Supply on 1st April, 1947, was 41,383. This was 556 lower than the corresponding figure for 1st March. It is expected that the number will be reduced by some hundreds a month during the current year.