HC Deb 03 June 1924 vol 174 cc1097-8W

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office the total number of men employed by contractors working for the Imperial War Graves Commission, the number working for the -Commission, and the percentage of British labour employed in both cases?


The number of men employed by contractors in and about the cemeteries in France and Belgium is estimated at 425, but I am unable to say what proportion of these are British. It has been impossible to make the employment of British labour a condition of the contracts. The number directly employed by the Commission is 2,653, practically all British. A few natives are, however, employed in the eastern theatres and in Africa.