HC Deb 23 April 1948 vol 449 cc178-80W
Mr. Swingler

asked the Minister of Defence the numbers of non-industrial civil servants employed in the Defence Departments on 31st March of the following years, 1938, 1941, 1944, and 1947, respectively; and the ratio between these numbers and the numbers of uniformed personnel on these dates.

Mr. Alexander,

pursuant to his reply [OFFICIAL REPORT, 25th March, 1948, Vol. 448, c. 378], supplied the following information:

The numbers are as follow:

Mr. Belcher

The classes of consumer goods subject to price control by the Board of Trade are set out in S.R. & O. 1942 No. 794 as amended by S.R. & O. 1945 No. 68 and S.R. & O. 1947 No. 1807. In addition the following commo- dities are the subjects of Board of Trade price control Orders:

  • Sulphuric acid
  • Ground sulphur
  • Fertilisers
  • Molasses, industrial alcohol and various allied commodities
  • Timber
  • Willows
  • Hides and skins
  • Paper and board
  • Newsprint
  • 180
  • Waste paper and waste textiles
  • Cotton waste
  • Cotton wiping rags
  • Used hard fibre rope for sale to rope-makers
  • Jute yarns
  • Flax seed
  • Kitchen waste.

In addition, certain other Government Departments have powers to control the prices of goods which fall within their spheres of responsibility.