HC Deb 31 October 1944 vol 404 c607
13. Captain Duncan

asked the Secretary of State for War what percentage reductions in the staffs of commands, districts, sub-districts and garrisons in this country have been made since D-Day.

Sir J. Grigg

The staffs of the headquarters in the static chain of command in the United Kingdom are changed according to the tasks they have to carry out, and appropriate reductions have been and are being made as a result of the decreased responsibilities of these formations since the despatch of the British Liberation Army to the Continent. It would not be in the public interest to give details of these changes, but I can say that a number of districts, sub-districts and garrisons have been entirely abolished, in addition to the merging announced yesterday of Eastern and South-Eastern Command.