HC Deb 08 July 1915 vol 73 cc526-7
36. Sir A. MARKHAM

asked the Under-Secretary for War if he will say how many hundreds of officers, also non-commissioned officers and men, are employed at general headquarters in France; and whether this staff is larger than the French general headquarters staff?


The organisation of the general headquarters of the British and French Armies is not, according to my information, the same, and any comparison of numbers might, therefore, be fallacious. In any case it would be necessary, in order to give even a general answer to my hon. Friend's question, to address an inquiry to the French Govern- ment, and this I feel hardly justified in asking for at a time when there is so much other work to be done.


Can the right hon. Gentleman give the numbers for our own headquarters' staff?


Yes, Sir, I have already done so.