§ CAPTAIN C. W. NORTON (Newington, W.)
I beg to ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office when the Report of the Committee appointed to consider the question of the Decentralisation of the Army Clothing Department may be expected; and whether the organisation of the clerical staff of, and the claims to promotion of the Second Division clerks employed in, the office of the Director of Army Clothing have been dealt with by that Committee?
MR. POWELL WILLIAMS
The Departmental Committee on the Decentralisation of the Army Clothing Department has not yet reported, and, as the subject involves an immense amount of detail I cannot say when it will report. Meanwhile, the decentralisation has commenced, but at present it is impossible to determine what staff will be required for the Office at Pimlico when decentralisation has been completed.