§ 52. Mr. Parker
asked the Minister without Portfolio what other examples there are besides that of Sir A. Hurst, in which a temporary official has been set to advise on long-term policy of national importance in regard to a matter affecting the interests by which he was formerly employed and from which he has not completely and permanently severed his connections?
§ The Minister without Portfolio (Sir William Jowitt)
I assume my hon. Friend is referring to commercial interests. Among members of my staff only Sir Alfred Hurst could be held to come within the terms of the Question, and in his case I hope that my hon. Friend will have accepted the assurance I gave him on 17th November. As I then indicated, there is much advantage in arrangements of this kind, which are not uncommon, but my hon. Friend will not expect me to deal with particular cases in other departments.
§ 53. Mr. Parker
asked the Minister without Portfolio the number of officials with 36 salaries of £750 a year and upwards employed in his department on post-war problems of reconstruction?