HC Deb 07 March 1933 vol 275 cc969-70

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office why it is necessary to maintain in Jersey two officers and three other ranks of the regular forces other than the Lieutenant-Governor; and whether, in the interests of economy, he will consider providing the Lieutenant-Governor with a civilian staff drawn from local residents?


Military personnel are essential. The Lieutenant - Governor, who also commands the Royal Militia of Jersey, must have a staff officer and a military clerk to assist him in his duties; and the rest of the personnel are specialists in Royal Engineer services required for the maintenance of all barracks, roads, etc., and the administration of the War Department estate in the three Islands.


Will the Financial Secretary consider the advisability of increasing other ranks by 25 per cent. in order to allow them to enjoy the pleasure of forming fours occasionally?

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