HC Deb 22 December 1915 vol 77 cc463-4

asked the Minister of Munitions how many inspectors of munitions have been appointed; by whom are these officials appointed; what qualifications are required for these positions; and if the Ministry of Munitions have assured themselves in all cases before making the appointments that the person to be appointed possesses the necessary technical knowledge for the work?


The following numbers of assistant inspectors have been appointed to the inspection staff, Woolwich, since the commencement of the War: Officers, 57; civilians, 112. These have been selected and appointed on the advice of the chief inspector, Woolwich. The officers were selected for their Service knowledge, and the civilians are all qualified mechanical engineers. Both classes require training at Woolwich before being put in executive control of inspection work. I think my hon. Friend is referring to the class of men who are more properly described as examiners. I am not now in a position to give him information in regard to these men, but an inquiry is being made.