§ Mr. Frank Allaun
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government where the various rent assessment panels are to be based; what are the staff establishments, by grades, proposed for each; and if he will take into consideration the facts that in many cases the panels' areas will be smaller than the corresponding tribunal areas, that between 1949 and 1957 the tribunals, with staff much the same as they have now, dealt with unfurnished lettings made after the war broke out in addition to furnished lettings, that early integration of the two offices would be advantageous and effect considerable economy, and that the clerks of the tribunals are experienced personnel capable of supervising the conduct of such offices.
§ Mr. Crossman
I hope very shortly to announce the rent assessment panel areas and where their headquarters will be. I also hope to announce several more names of persons whom I shall be nominating to act as President. I cannot announce staff establishments until these have been discussed with the Presidents. The establishment of the London area is set out below.
As regards the staff of the tribunals it must be remembered that the jurisdiction of the tribunals has been substantially increased by the Act. The question of integrating the two staffs will be borne in mind.
London panel area: establishment1 chief executive officer, 1 senior executive officer, 2 higher executive officers, 8 executive officers, 8 clerical officers and clerical assistants.