HC Deb 04 December 1919 vol 122 cc622-3W
Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Secretary of State for War what is the present staff of the Air Ministry; and how many of these are employed in connection with civil, naval, and military aviation, respectively?


The staff of the Air Ministry at the end of November last numbered 2,539. This figure includes the staff recently taken over from other Departments in connection with the transfer of airship work and of the Meteorological Department to the Air Ministry, namely, 136 and 130 respectively. I am unable to supply the statement ask for by the hon. and gallant Gentleman in the second part of his question as it is impracticable to separate the staff into groups employed respectively in connection with civil, naval, and military aviation.