HC Deb 15 April 1948 vol 449 c91W
Mr. Sharp

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs why he proposes making substantial increases in the communications and signals personnel of his Department.

Mr. Mayhew

There has been no increase in personnel for 1948–49, despite the numbers shown in Estimates Class II, I. Although provision was made in the 1947–48 Estimates for additional staff no numbers of staff were inserted against the provision as final Treasury approval for the establishments had not been obtained in time for the Estimates. In the case of the Signals Department, the provision for 1948–49 is in fact for a considerably smaller number of staff than in 1947–48.