asked the Minister of Fuel and Power how many additional staff his Department has taken on since 1st March, 1949.
No additional staff have been recruited since 1st March, 1949. There was a small net decrease between 1st March and 9th April.
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power how many persons are required to take over the checking of stocks of petrol and coupons at garages, which task was previously performed by the petrol supply companies.
The number of persons required to take over the checking of petrol coupons returned from garages, etc., cannot be precisely determined until some experience of the work involved has been gained, but it is estimated that only 11 additional staff will be required.
Will these additional staff come from the existing staff in the Ministry and, if so, from what jobs?
I could not say without notice. There will not be 11 people exclusively engaged on this work, which will be combined with other work.