§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
asked the Secretary of State for War whether the administrative charges of the War Office in 1911 amounted to £443,000; and what is the estimate for this year?
§ Mr. FORSTER
The expenditure under the War Office Vote (Vote 12 of the Army Estimates) in 1911–12 was £432,000. The corresponding charges for the current year depend not only on numbers now in course of reduction, but very largely upon the rates of pay for officers and men, not yet settled. I cannot usefully give any estimate at present.