The administration of the Safeguarding of Industries Act is being carried out by the staff of the Department in addition to its previous duties. No additional staff has been engaged for the purpose. This was rendered possible by the winding up of certain other work.
Does that mean that if we had not had this Measure these persons would have been dispensed with and the staff reduced, and that, consequently, there has been no real saving, but extravagance?
asked the President of the Board of Trade how many additional officials have been added to the Customs Department, or how many Government officials have been diverted from other Departments to discharge duties in connection with the administration of the Safeguarding of Industries Act?