HC Deb 18 July 1923 vol 166 c2285
16. Mr. MOSLEY

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, a staff of 355 persons is employed in looking after 227 students; and whether he can see his way to effect economies by reducing the staff?


The numbers quoted do not give a fair idea of the facts, as on the one hand they do not allow for the reduction of staff provided for in the Estimates for 1923–24, and, on the other hand, the average number of students is normally a good deal higher than that stated. The Board have, however, already decided to appoint a Committee to inquire into the overhead charges at Greenwich, with a view to further economies being made, if possible.

Viscount CURZON

Do not the figures also include the ground staff, which have nothing to do with the administration of the college?


That is so. They include gardeners.