HC Deb 13 March 1923 vol 161 cc1261-2
36. Captain MOREING

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War the number of officers on, or attached to, the staff in Egypt on the 1st February, 1913, the 1st November, 1922 and the 1st February, 1923?

Lieut. - Colonel GUINNESS

The numbers respectively are 13, 55 and 51.


Does the hon. and gallant. Gentleman not consider the last figure as showing a somewhat excessive number of staff officers?

Lieut.-Colonel GUINNESS

The figures have been brought down very much since November, 1920, when it was 119, and the high figure is due to the increase in the number of troops as compared with the pre-War number and the disturbed state of the country.


Is the hon. and gallant Gentleman prepared to issue a statement showing what are the duties of these officers?

Lieut.-Colonel GUINNESS

I should like notice of that.