asked the President of the Board of Education to what extent the higher administrative staff of his Department has been reduced since his recognition in April last that it was excessive in numbers: and how the numbers and salaries of the staff of the Department as a whole to-day compare with those of 1913?
The number of the administrative staff has been reduced since last, April by four, making a total reduction of 14 ((i.e., 79 as compared with 93) Since the reorganisation of the administrative staff in 1920. Further reductions are now under consideration. In 1913 the numbers and salaries of the staff of the Department (excluding the Museums and the Royal College of Art) were. 1,524 and £387,880 respectively. At the present time the numbers are 1,671 and £741,448, of which £497,988 represents substantive salary and £243,460 bonus.