HC Deb 17 October 1950 vol 478 cc237-8W
77. Mr. De la Bère

asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether he will consider reducing the staff of the Central Office of Information with a view to effecting economies in the total number of civil servants employed throughout the country.

Mr. Jay

I would refer the hon. Member to my answer to his Question on 6th April. Since that date the staff has been further reduced to 1,473—a reduction of 250 in the past 18 months.