§ 59. Sir H. Williams
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland why £15,926 is necessary for the Scottish information services.
§ Mr. J. Stuart
The sum of £15,926 covers the salaries of the staff engaged on Press and information work for the Scottish Departments and on agency work in Scotland for the Central Office of Information from which £3,450 is recovered.
As the Estimates show, the staff of the Scottish Information Office was reduced from 45 in 1951–52 to 23 in 1952–53 and it is hoped to effect a further reduction of five by 31st March, 1953.