HC Deb 22 July 1919 vol 118 cc1173-4W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, at the Chilwell Army Ordnance Depot, there are employed soldiers of His Majesty's Forces in uniform, drawing His Majesty's pay and under Army discipline; if so, whether it is the intention of the Army authorities to employ no other person than as previously stated; and when such a decision was arrived at and for what reasons?


The answer to the first part of the hon. Member's question is in the affirmative. As regards the remainder of the question, it is proposed to staff the depot with personnel of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps supplemented by civilian labour. The latter will be obtained, as far as possible, from ex-soldiers, if suitable for the special work to be performed.