36. Captain TUDOR REES
asked the Secretary of State for War how many persons were on the staff of the War 1984 Office in May, 1914, and the number of the staff to-day; whether any reduction has taken place during the past year; and whether he proposes to make any reduction in the ensuing year?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Mr. Stephen Walsh)
The numbers—military and civilian—are as follow:
Further reductions will be effected during the ensuing year as the state of business permits.
1914 1,590 1st May, 1924 2,463 Reductions during last year 286