HC Deb 30 March 1927 vol 204 cc1234-5

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty how many sub-controllers were appointed in the various civil departments of the Admiralty during the War period to deal with the congestion of work entailed by the War; how many of these sub-controllers have been demobilised since the War ceased; and whether he will take steps to concentrate the whole of the work in each department under one controller as in pre-War days?

Lieut.-Colonel HEADLAM

At this date it would require an unjustifiable expenditure of time to collect statistics as to additional posts found necessary during the War. But I can assure my hon. and gallant Friend that no post has been retained because it was created during the War. The present establishment is based on careful subsequent investigation of peace requirements, and although there has been an increase of staff due to causes which have been explained on many occasions, the general scheme of organisation as regards control does not differ from that of pre-War days.


How does the hon. Member account for the civil branch of the Admiralty costing five times as much as it did pre-War?

Lieut.-Colonel HEADLAM

That matter has been discussed many times, and I can assure the hon. Member that we are doing our best to reduce the staff.

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