§ 75. Mr. E. BROWN
asked the Secretary of State for Air what are the duties of the new post of civilian adjutant and/or barrack warden; and how many of these appointments have been made?
§ Sir S. HOARE
I assume that the hon. Member is referring to the separate posts of civilian assistants in adjutants' offices and of station wardens. Eight appointments have been made to the former posts, and thirty-one to the latter; all of these are ex-service men. The civilian assistants have been appointed to take over those duties formerly carried out by assistant 2067 adjutants which can be performed by civilians, and to give adjutants all possible help in their office and clerical work generally. The duties of the station wardens comprise the custody, receipt and issue of barrack stores, the recording of the consumption of electric current, gas and water, and other similar barrack duties.