A general impression of the scale of the largest single category of new industrial development, Government and Government-assisted building, has been given by the Select Committee on National Expenditure. The increase of 63 per cent in the number of workers in the munition industries was accompanied in a number of cases by striking rises in output. The abolition of unemployment has been accompanied by a substantial alteration in the relative earnings of workers in different trades. The industrial distribution of new plants built during the war has been very much what might be expected. The Government's policy with regard to its own offices is still uncertain; several Departments which left London early in the war had returned by the end of 1943. A general impression of the extent to which the peace-time distribution of the population has been disturbed during the war.