HC Deb 09 June 1920 vol 130 c419W
Major GLYN

asked the Secretary of State for War what are the subjects being considered by the 52 War Office Committees now sitting; how is it proposed to constitute on a permanent basis the 21 Standing Committees; what are the names of the chairmen of these 52 Committees; and whether they are working in co-operation with similar Committees at the Admiralty or the Air Ministry?


The Committees are considering a variety of subjects of technical and departmental interest on which they have been asked by the Army Council to advise. The Standing Committees appear in the Monthly Army List and in the War Office List. Their personnel is, as a rule, derived from officers whose duties are concerned with the subjects with which the Committees deal and others whose special knowledge and experience qualify them to advise on such subjects. It is not considered desirable to give publicity, beyond that which already obtains to Committees which the Army Council may appoint to advise them on specific matters. The Admiralty, Air Ministry and other public Departments are represented on Committees where their interests are involved.