89. Sir J. NORTON GRIFFITHS
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Shipping Controller whether he can state the number of officers who have served in France or on any of the other battle fronts who are now employed on the strength of the Ministry of Shipping; the number of officers employed who have not so served and are of military age; and the number of civilians employed of military age?
Sir L. CHIOZZA-MONEY
The number of military officers employed in the 978 Ministry of Shipping who have had service abroad is fifty-four. The number who have not so served is four, all medically unfit for general service. The total number of civilians of military age, including men medically rejected graded in low categories or discharged from the Army, and including also, of course, those brought in under the recent Military Service Act, is 534. Of these, only eleven are Grade 1 men under thirty-one years of age.