§ Mr. R. Carr
asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty if the Way Ahead Committee has completed its investigations into the central costings machinery of the Admiralty; and what alterations are anticipated.
§ Mr. C. Ian Orr-Ewing
The review of the Secretariat by the Way Ahead Committee has not yet been completed. The evidence so far has not shown aprima facie case for amalgamating the units employed on costings into one costings branch.
The Departments of Navy Accounts and Expense Accounts have been amalgamated and are being concentrated on one site in Bath. A small addition has been made to the staff of the central costings unit.