HC Deb 20 April 1950 vol 474 cc33-4W
63. Mr. De la Bère

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether, in view of the widespread uncertainty which exists regarding the duties of the staff of the Central Office of Information, and the public relations officers attached to numerous Government Departments, the Government will now consider moving to set up a Select Committee for the purpose of making recommendations for dispensing with the large number of redundant staff which is at the present time being retained.

Mr. Jay

No. I do not agree that redundant staff are being retained. The division of duties between the Central Office of Information and the Information Divisions of the Departments concerned is indicated both in the Report of the Committee on the Cost of Home Information Services (Cmd. 7836) and in the Annual Report for 1948–49 of the Central Office of Information (Cmd. 7830).