HC Deb 04 April 1963 vol 675 cc78-9W
Mr. Holt

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he proposes to take to strengthen the Central Statistical Office in order to provide the up-to-date and comprehensive information required for the efficient planning of economic growth.

Mr. Barber

The Central Statistical Office has already been authorised to recruit more statistical staff, and increases have also been approved for other branches of the Government Statistical Services. So far it has not proved possible to fill all the vacancies, but arrangements for recruiting suitable stall who would receive further training in statistics thereafter are under consideration.