114. Mr. Baker White
asked the Minister of Transport why the traffic movement officers in the Road Haulage Division of his Department and the area road haulage officers numbering some 150 26W have been given notice of dismissal from their employment as from 30th September and why no steps have been taken to find them alternative employment either within his Department or in the transport sections of other Government Departments
§ Mr. Barnes
In present circumstances I consider it no longer necessary to continue this, purely temporary central organisation for handling Government freight traffic and that an economy in manpower will result if each Government Department makes its own arrangements. All possible steps have been and will continue to be taken to assist staff whose services will be terminated in consequence of this decision to obtain other employment either in other parts of the Government service or elsewhere.