HC Deb 08 April 1930 vol 237 c1932

asked the Secretary of State for War the number of the staff employed by the Imperial War Graves Commission; and whether he will set up an inquiry to ascertain whether the present number is necessary?


The number of staff employed by the Imperial War Graves Commission in all parts of the world is 1,022, including natives. As regards the second part of the question the numbers employed are constantly under review, the Commission are satisfied that they are necessary for the current work, and consequently I do not think any special inquiry necessary.


Do I take it that the right hon. Gentleman satisfied that he can find full-time work for all the members of this staff?


From inquiries I have made I am satisfied that the work is very efficiently carried out and that it is very efficiently supervised. May I call my hon. Friend's attention to the fact that this is an Empire Board and not merely a British Board?

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