§ 53. Mr. SMEDLEY CROOKE
asked the Minister of Pensions the number of ex-service men employed in the Ministry on 1st January, 1928; the number employed 2071 on 1st January, 1929; and the number of other employés at the same two dates?
§ The MINISTER of PENSIONS (Major Tryon)
The number of ex-service men employed by the Ministry on 1st January, 1928, was 4,675, and on 1st January, 1929, 4,052. The remainder of the Ministry's staff consisted of 2,893 women and 173 non-service men on the former date and of 2,506 women and 157 non-service men on the latter date. Of the whole male staff of the Ministry over 96 per cent. are ex-service men.