§ 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- 179W dities are the subjects of Board of Trade price control Orders:
- Sulphuric acid
- Ground sulphur
- Molasses, industrial alcohol and various allied commodities
- Hides and skins
- Paper and board
- 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.