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Ministry Of Transport (Staff)

Volume 122: debated on Thursday 11 December 1919

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asked the Ministry of Transport what is now the number of the staff employed by the Ministry of Transport; how many of them were formerly employed by railway and canal companies, by local authorities, motor manufacturers, engineering firms, and road transport contractors; how many possess technical knowledge of the internal combustion engine; and what are the names and duties of such members of the staff as are receiving a salary of £1,000 or more per annum?

The total staff employed by the Ministry of Transport is 449 at the present date. Of this number fifty-five were previously employed by railway companies, fourteen by local authorities, thirteen by engineering firms. No officers so far as shown by the records of the Ministry were previously employed by canal companies, by road transport contractors or by motor car manufacturers. In the Departments of the Ministry which are concerned, directly or indirectly, with the internal combustion engine, twenty-five officers are employed who have a technical knowledge of that engine.The following are the names and duties of each member of the staff (other than the Minister and Parliamentary Secretary), who receive a salary of £1,000 per annum and upwards, exclusive of war bonus:

  • Secretarial and Legal Department.
    • Sir R. Francis Dunnell, K.C.B., Secretary and Solicitor.
    • J. R. Brooke, C.B. Assistant Secretary.
    • H. R. Cripps, Assistant Solicitor.
    • H. E. Farror, Assistant Solicitor.
    • W. B. Amery, Establishment Officer.
  • Civil Engineering Department.
    • Sir Alexander Gibb, K.B.E., C.B., Director General.
    • J. Ferguson, M. Inst.C.E., Chief Civil Engineer for Railways and Tramways.
    • N. G. Gedye, M. Inst.C.E., Chief Civil Engineer for Docks, Harbours, Canals, and Waterways.
    • T. G. Menzies, C.B.E., M. Inst.C.E., Chief Civil Engineer for Special Studies.
    • G. A. Maunsell, A. M. Inst.C.E., Deputy-Chief Civil Engineer for Special Studies.
  • Development Department.
    • Sir Charles M. de Bartolom√©, K.C.M.G., C.B., Director- General.
    • G. A. Steel, C.B., Assistant Secretary.
    • G. L. Colvin, C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., Director of Plans Branch.
  • Finance and Statistics Department.
    • Sir J. George Beharrell, D.S.O., Director-General.
    • C. W. Hurcomb, C.B.E., Assistant Secretary.
    • J. Milne, Director of Statistics Section.
    • J. Pike, Director of Rates Section.
    • A. T. V. Robinson, Director of Vote Accounting Section.
  • Mechanical Engineering Department.
    • L. S. Simpson, C.B.E., D.S.O., Chief Mechanical Engineer.
    • A. S. Burnett, Director Locomotives and Rolling Stock.
    • C. H. W. Edmonds, O.B.E., Director Signals and Tramways.
  • Public Safety and General Purposes Department.
    • Sir William F. Marwood, K.C.B., Director-General.
    • E. G. Moggridge, C.B., Assistant Secretary.
    • Lieut.-Colonel J. W. Pringle, R.E., Chief Inspecting Officer of Railways.
  • Roads Department.
    • Sir Henry P. Maybury, K.C.M.G., C.B., Director-General.
    • J. S. Killick, M. Inst.C.E., Chief Engineer.
  • Traffic Department.
    • Sir Philip A. M. Nash, K.C.M.G., C.B., Director-General.
    • M. Kissane, Director of Storage and Transit.
    • V. M. Barrington - Ward, D.S.O., Director of Railway Operations.
    • J. A. A. Pickard, Director of Tramway and Road Services.
    • Sir John Asqinall, M. Inst. C. E., M. I. Mech. E., Consulting Mechanical Engineer.