§ 40. Sir PARK GOFF
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he can now explain the circumstances under which the exigencies of the Service, after demobilising nearly 2,000,000 men, require to-day the same number (less 34,050) of Mechanical Transport non-commissioned officers and men of the Royal Army Service Corps as were employed on the 11th November, 1918; and whether he is convinced that no undue delay is occurring in the demobilisation of this branch?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
The services of men of the Royal Army Service Corps (Mechanical Transport) are of particular importance in connection with demobilisation, but I am satisfied that there is no undue delay in their demobilisation. The number of N.C.Os. and men of the R.A.S.C. (M.T.) demobilised up to 14th March, 1919, is 37,242, and the demobilisation of this corps is still proceeding.