§ 57. Mr. Lewis
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance to give details of the 25 additional staff employed in the National Assistance Department of his Ministry between 1st April, 1955, and 1st April, 1956; the work undertaken by these 25 employees; and the salary or wage scale in each instance.75W
§ Mr. Boyd-Carpenter
National Assistance is the responsibility of the National Assistance Board which informs me that so far from its staff being increased during the period stated it was reduced by 392 posts.