§ Mr. H. Strauss
asked the President of the Board of Trade the number of persons employed, department by depart- 26W ment, in the Cotton Control, Cotton Board or any other department dealing with the control of cotton, rayon and staple fibre, and the total salaries and expenses paid, and the salaries of the Cotton Controller and the Financial Secretary to the Cotton Board, and the amount of expenses or allowances, if any.
§ Sir S. Cripps
The particulars for the Cotton Control are as follow:
— Numbers at 1st April, 1947 Annual cost including traveling expenses. £ Cotton Control (non-industrial). 424 162,508 Cotton Control (industrial). 51 1,503 475 164,011
The salary of the Cotton Controller is £1,800 per annum. His travelling expenses for 1946–47 were £95. Similar information is not available for the Cotton Board, whose staff are not paid from public funds.