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Volume 395: debated on Wednesday 1 December 1943

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asked the Minister of Supply why, in view of the fact that a joint investigation by official and staff side representatives of the Inspector-General of Armaments Office Whitley Committee into utilisation of staff in the clerical, draughtsmen and equipment assistant grades resulted in a saving of 20 per cent. at the headquarters of the inspectorate, a request by the staff side for a similar investigation into the inspecting and administrative grades has been refused; and whether he will have the decision reconsidered?

I am always anxious to enlist the help of the staff in securing the most economical use of man-power. I have seen Staff representatives on this matter, and an arrangement has been made with them for the immediate present. Future arrangements will be further discussed with them.