HC Deb 28 February 1918 vol 103 cc1574-5W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he can state the number of Staff officers employed on the Labour Corps in France who have served as regimental labour officers or who have been engaged in engineering work prior to the dates of their commission ; and whether he will take steps to ensure that in future no officers are appointed on the Staff of the Labour Corps who do not possess a technical knowledge or regimental experience, of this work?


I regret it is not possible to answer this question without reference to France. The appointments are made by the Commander-in-Chief on the recommendation of the Director of Labour, who presumably chooses which he considers the best men.