§ Sir W. Smithers
asked the Minister of Food how many cases were brought and how many convictions obtained since July, 1945, against employees of his Department on charges of bribery or corruption; and how many persons thus convicted are still in the public employment.
§ Mr. Strachey
Since July of 1945, charges of bribery or corruption have been brought against 14 employees of the Ministry of Food, convictions resulting in 10 cases. In no instance has the convicted person been retained in the service of the Ministry.