HC Deb 20 May 1924 vol 173 cc1983-4
36. Captain TUDOR REES

asked the Secretary of State for War how many persons were on the staff of the War 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:

1914 1,590
1st May, 1924 2,463
Reductions during last year 286
Further reductions will be effected during the ensuing year as the state of business permits.