HC Deb 29 July 1919 vol 118 c1933

asked the Prime Minister how many Government officials were mentioned in the Report of Lord Justice Bankes' Committee as being non-essential and, of them, how many fought during the War; and how many were suspended from duty during the War and, of them, how many fought?


As stated in the report of the Committee, 1,594 persons came within its terms of reference, and in 745 cases the Committee was satisfied that a definite national reason existed for their continued employment. I have no precise figures as to how many of the remaining 849 cases served with the forces, and particulars could only be obtained by inquiry directed to the various Departments, but a large proportion were women or men over military age.