HC Deb 12 January 1916 vol 77 cc1588-9
20. Mr. ASHLEY

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the need for national economy, it is necessary to employ a general officer and a separate staff for the training centres of Salisbury and Ripon; and whether he will consider if this duty could be quite efficiently performed by the general officers Commanding-in-Chief of the southern and northern commands, respectively?


The necessity for the retention of separate staffs for the two training centres mentioned is under investigation.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that if he succeeds in doing this he will save £20,000 per year?


I was not aware the figure was so large. I will bear that in mind.