§ Mr. Lubbock
asked the President of the Board of Trade how many people are employed in the Enemy Property Branch of his Department; what is the nature of their duties; and if he will state the total annual cost of this branch.
§ Mr. Darling:
The staff of the Enemy Property Branch is 40. Their duties concern the administration of enemy property under the Trading with the Enemy Act, 1939, the Orders made under the Treaties of Peace (Italy, Roumania, Bulgaria, Hungary and Finland) Act, 1947, and under the Japanese Treaty of Peace Act. 1951. The Custodian of Enemy Property for England, Scotland and Northern Ireland also carries out his duties within this Branch.
The total annual cost of the Branch for the financial year 1967–68 is estimated at £76,057.