HC Deb 06 December 1927 vol 211 c1165
32. Captain BOURNE

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office the percentage increases in the Army Votes for effective and non-effective services between 1914 and 1927, and the proportion between the Vote for non-effective services of the total Army Vote in each of these years?

Commodore KING

Comparing the provision in Army Estimates 1914–15 and 1927–28, effective services show an increase of 35 per cent. and non-effective services an increase of 102 per cent. In 1914–15, non-effective services represented 13.8 per cent. of the total provision. In 1927–28 they account for 19.3 per cent. of the total.