Sir J. HOPE
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Munitions how many of the 3,604 staff existing on 1st January, 1921, are to be discharged at the end of this financial year, when the Ministry is closed; how many are transferred to other Government Departments; and if he can ensure that no ex-service men are discharged if others are transferred to other Government Departments?
Of the staff of 3,604 referred to, 1,054 have been, or will be, discharged by the end of this financial year. The claims of ex-service men for retention in Government employment are dealt with in accordance with the recommendations of the Lytton Committee on the employment of ex-service men in the Civil Service.