HC Deb 15 May 1916 vol 82 cc1140-1W

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office what were the establishments of each rank of non-commissioned officers and men of the Army Ordnance Corps, the Royal Army Medical Corps, the Army Pay Corps, and the Army Veterinary Corps, respectively, including the New and Old Armies, on the 1st of January, 1904, the 1st of January, 1914, and the 1st of January, 1916; if he cannot give the figures for the last date, whether the same proportion of each rank in the establishment existed as between the various corps upon that date as existed upon the two former dates; and, if not, what were the ratios and the reasons for the differences?


The figures asked for by my right hon. Friend have taken considerable time and labour to prepare, but as they are voluminous and not, I think, of general interest, I will put them at my right hon. Friend's disposal.