HC Deb 23 February 1954 vol 524 cc184-5
15. Mr. Simmons

asked the Secretary of State for War how many officers, non-commissioned officers and men, respectively, are employed on clerical duties or office work.

Mr. Head

Both soldiers and civilians are employed wholly or partly on a wide variety of jobs of this nature, so that it is not possible to produce comprehensive figures.

Mr. Simmons

Cannot the Minister bring us up-to-date on some of these questions? Surely he has been very evasive on questions of this kind about how and where troops are employed.

Mr. Head

It would be an immensely complicated task to circularise the whole Army to obtain the exact figures required by this Question.