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Ministry Of Food (Transferred Staff)

Volume 531: debated on Thursday 29 July 1954

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asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what efforts he is making to ensure that members of the Ministry of Food who are being transferred to other Ministries, consequent upon the reduction in the work of that Department, shall be posted within a reasonable distance of their homes, particularly where they have special family or similar responsibilities in the area where they have been employed by the Ministry of Food.

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which my right hon. Friend the then Financial Secretary gave to the hon. Member for the Hartlepools (Mr. D. Jones) on 19th July and to that which my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer gave to the hon. Member for Crosby (Mr. Page) on 20th July.