HC Deb 06 March 1951 vol 485 cc36-7W
83. Sir J. Mellor

asked the President of the Board of Trade why, during the last quarter of 1950, he increased his staff.

Mr. Rhodes

Board of Trade staff has been reduced over the last four years by about 4,000. It increased by 38 during the last quarter of 1950 to deal with an increase of work in various sections of the Department's activities.