HC Deb 10 July 1923 vol 166 cc1152-3

asked the Under-Secretary of tate for War what are the numbers and total cost of the Army Council now and in 1914; and whether any reductions in the present cost are under consideration?

Lieut.-Colonel GUINNESS

The number in 1914 was seven, and the cost £17,500. The corresponding figures now are nine, and £28,864. The main cause of the increase in cost is due to the enhanced rates of pay given to both military and civil services. The whole question of the remuneration of the Services of the Crown is at present under the consideration of Sir Alan Anderson's Committee, and I cannot say whether their recommendations will bear on the point raised in the second part of the question.