§ 5. Mr. Burden
asked the Minister of Labour why the staff of his Statistics Department increased from 243 in 1951–52 to 266 in 1952–53.
§ Sir W. Monckton
On 1st October last, the number of staff in my Statistics Department was 241 as compared with 247 a year earlier. The figures to which my hon. Friend refers are the numbers estimated to be required in the years 1951–52 and 1952–53 respectively. It is too early yet to say what will be the full requirements this financial year.