§ 35. Sir COURTENAY WARNER
asked the Minister of Munitions how many men of military age are now employed on the staff of the Ministry; how many of these are single men; and what proportion of them are regarded as indispensable?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MUNITIONS DEPARTMENT (Dr. Addison)
On the 19th May the number of men of military age on the staff of the Ministry of Munitions was 1,213, of whom 492 were single men. Out of these 492, 195 have been medically rejected. Of the remainder, 38 will be allowed to go so soon as they are called up. The balance (259) are at this moment regarded as indispensable to the Ministry, but their cases are kept under consideration, and it will no doubt be possible to release some of them as time goes on. Many of them, however, possess engineering, chemical or other technical qualifications which it has not been possible to obtain in men not qualified for military service.