§ Sir G. Jeffreys
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what is the number of persons now employed in the petroleum branch of his Ministry; and what is the annual cost to the taxpayers of these employees' salaries.355W
§ Mr. Shinwell
The total number of persons now employed in the Petroleum Division, including representatives abroad, is 2,069, of whom 1,860 are employed in petrol rationing and 80 in the British Petroleum Mission in the United States. Total salaries amount to £566,000.