§ Mr. WILMOT
asked the Minister of Health to what extent machines have been substituted for hand clerical labour in his Department; and what is the estimated annual saving deriving from the substitution, allowances being made for the purchase and/or renting of machines, maintenance thereof, and material used in connection therewith?
Sir H. YOUNG
Apart from typewriting and neostyling machines, 118 machines of various types are used in my Department in substitution for hand clerical labour. Forty-four of these are calculating and adding machines and most of the remainder are punching, sorting, duplicating and addressing machines. I fear that it would be quite impossible to arrive at even an approximately accurate estimate of the annual saving due to the use of these machines.