Oral Answers to Questions — Government Departments (Staffs)

– in the House of Commons on 22nd February 1944.

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Photo of Mr Gilbert Gledhill Mr Gilbert Gledhill , Halifax

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the recent 10 per cent. cut in staff made by the Ministry of Supply is to be extended and carried out in other Government Departments.

Photo of Sir John Anderson Sir John Anderson , Combined Scottish Universities

Certainly, Sir. The staffs of all Departments are kept under review and will be reduced wherever and in so far as reduction is compatible with efficiency.

Photo of Colonel Alan Gandar-Dower Colonel Alan Gandar-Dower , Penrith and Cockermouth

Would not such a reduction lead, in many cases, to greater efficiency?

Photo of Sir John Anderson Sir John Anderson , Combined Scottish Universities

Where such is the case a reduction will be made.