§ 61. Sir W. Smithers
asked the hon. Member for West Walthamstow, as Chairman of the Kitchen Committee, what was the cost of providing food, wages, light and fuel, respectively, for the two calendar years ended 31st December, 1947 and 1948, expressed as percentages of the total cost.
- 1947–24 per cent.
- 1948–25.8 per cent.
- 1947–42.5 per cent.
- 1948–41.6 per cent. (Both these figures include National Insurance, superannuation, and cost of staff meals.)
§ There are no figures available in my Department in regard to the cost of the remaining services mentioned in the Question.
§ Sir W. Smithers
Does not that show a great want of accountancy in the Department and is the hon. Gentleman also aware that there is no need to ask any further supplementary questions—let the figures speak for themselves.