HC Deb 11 April 1918 vol 104 cc1647-8W
Captain D. HALL

asked the Prime Minister whether he can state to the House the number of part-time men of the Royal Navy Anti-Aircraft Corps employed in the defence of London who have been discharged or left the service during the last four months and the approximate number of whole-time men who have taken the place of the men so discharged or disbanded: and whether he can state the reasons why many highly trained men who have served for three years or more on the searchlight and anti-aircraft gun stations in the Metropolitan area are, at a time when there are so many demands being made on the man-power of the nation, being dismissed or discharged?


One hundred and twenty seven part-time men have been discharged during the last, four months, and forty full-time men have been taken on. With regard to the last part of my hon. and gallant Friends question, I have nothing to add to the answers which I have already given on this subject on the 23rd and 28th January and 5th February last.