HC Deb 14 February 1917 vol 90 cc606-7
27. Mr. HOGGE

asked how many officers employed in the War Office have seen active service during this War's?


I would refer my hon. Friend to the answers given by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister when Secretary of State on 27th November last on this subject, and also to the answer given on 7th March by my right hon. Friend, who was then Under-Secretary of State, to the hon. and gallant Member for the Enfield Division. I have nothing to add to these answers. I regret there are no figures available.


Are the numbers greater or less than at the period of that answer?


I think they are about the same. I would like to point out that no men are more anxious to go to the front than those at the War Office, but in the interests of the service we must keep them here.