HC Deb 03 March 1953 vol 512 cc167-8
11. Brigadier Peto

asked the Secretary of State for War by what number of officers and of other ranks respectively, the staff of the War Office has been reduced during the past 12 months.

Mr. Head

The military staff was reduced in the year ended 31st January, 1953, by 102 officers and 47 other ranks.

Brigadier Peto

In view of my previous Question, may I ask that it shall be further reduced so as to avoid this unnecessary meddling with things that do not concern it?