37. Mr. De la Bére
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power the number of civil servants employed by his Department in London and the provinces on 1st January, 1946, and 1947.
§ Mr. Shinwell
The total staff of the Ministry, excluding industrial employees, on 1st January, 1946, was 7,245; and on 1st January, 1947, was 7,368. The figure for 1st February, 1947, is 7,199.