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Volume 526: debated on Tuesday 6 April 1954

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asked the Minister of Works how many non-industrial established civil servants, temporary civil servants, and non-industrial staff, were employed in or by Eastern Regional Office of his Department at the end of 1951 and at the latest date for which figures are available.

At the end of 1951 the total number of non-industrial staff employed at the Eastern Region of my Department was 505 of whom 218 were established and 287 temporary.The corresponding figures for 1st March, 1954, are: total, 430; established, 271; temporary, 159.


asked the Minister of Works how many fuel supply officers are employed by his Department; and how many of them are qualified to carry out fuel efficiency tests of a scientific character.

Twenty-seven fuel officers are at present employed by the Department. They are fuel technologists who are qualified to advise on the fuel used for the many varieties of heating plant for which the Department is responsible. Where special tests are required they consult the Fuel Efficiency Branch of the Ministry of Fuel and Power. Scientific research into fuel efficiency is the responsibility of the Fuel Research Station of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research.