§ Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY
asked the Secretary for Mines what is the number of under-secretaries and principal clerks serving in the Mines Department; the average age of such officers in both grades; and the length of their period of service with His Majesty's Forces during the Great War?
§ Mr. SHINWELL
The number of assistant secretaries is three and of principals five (including one acting appointment). Their average ages are 39 and 36, respectively. With the exception of one principal, who served with the Forces for three and a half years, all were permanent civil servants in other Departments during the War, and only one was released by his Department for service with the Forces. He served for five months.