HC Deb 08 November 1948 vol 457 cc157-8W
69. Mr. Turton

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury on what duties the 46 officials of the British Food Mission who have been absorbed into the British Supply Office in Washington are now engaged.

Mr. Glenvil Hall

The British Supply Office was set up in April to deal with matters arising in Washington from the operation of the European Recovery Plan. Its staff was drawn almost entirely from the British Food Mission which at that time numbered 42 officials in all, including clerks and shorthand typists. Eight members of the staff are still engaged full time on Food matters (chiefly the international allocation of cereals, oils and fats), three have returned to the United Kingdom and the remainder are concerned with handling E.R.P. questions.