Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Health.

– in the House of Commons on 20th March 1930.

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Photo of Mr George Sawyer Mr George Sawyer , Birmingham Duddeston

80.

asked the Minister of Health how many members of the staff at his Department are engaged upon work in connection with local authorities' housing schemes; and what has been the amount of Departmental expenditure in salaries, etc., upon such work during the past 12 months?

Photo of Mr Arthur Greenwood Mr Arthur Greenwood , Nelson and Colne

49 members of the staff of my Department are engaged on work under the Housing Acts. The expenditure on salaries, etc., during the present financial year is approximately £23,000.

Photo of Mr George Sawyer Mr George Sawyer , Birmingham Duddeston

81.

asked the Minister of Health what is the annual expenditure incurred by his Department in connection with town-planning schemes and their preparation; the number of his staff engaged in such work; and how many town-planning schemes have actually been adopted and are in operation?

Photo of Mr Arthur Greenwood Mr Arthur Greenwood , Nelson and Colne

The number of staff at present employed is 29, and the expenditure for the current financial year will amount approximately to £13,500. The number of town-planning schemes approved and in operation is 34. In addition 32 schemes have been submitted and are under consideration, 150 preliminary statements have been approved and another 141 have been submitted and are being examined, and in 492 other cases resolutions to prepare schemes have been passed and proposals are in various stages of consideration. Further, appeals on a number of town-planning matters have to be decided by me.

Photo of Mr Charles Williams Mr Charles Williams , Torquay

Has there been any increase in the staff?