69. Major GREAME
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he can say what are the total numbers of staff employed at 1912 the Admiralty to-day, on the same basis as that given in Command Paper No. 276; and when it is proposed to reduce the staff of the Admiralty to a figure in some way commensurate with its pre-war strength?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
The figures for 1st August—the nearest date to to-day for which I have figures—are: Permanent staff, 2,568; temporary staff, 6,697; total, 9,265. We are working to a further reduction of 1,000 in the staff within the next few months, and a further 2,000 by the end of the financial year.