§ Mr. WATERSON
asked the Secretary of State for War the total number of his staff in the Whitehall office, stating the numbers of male and female employés; the total weekly cost; and the lowest and highest salary paid?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
The total staff employed at the War Office headquarters (including outlying branches), on 1st October was 6,025: this total is made up of the following:—
Civilian Male … … … 3,806 Female* … … … 1,537 5,343
Military officers … … 523 Other ranks … … 159 682 6,025 * This figure includes a large number of shorthand-typists, typists and charwomen.
The approximate weekly cost is: Civilian, £31,400; military, £8,500. Total, £39,900.
The lowest salary is £52 10s. a year (boy messenger), and the highest salary is £5,000 a year.