§ Sir K. WOOD
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office how many discharges have been made from the Woolwich Arsenal and Dockyard since 1st February last; and whether any more discharges are in contemplation?
§ Mr. LAWSON
The number of discharges for all causes that have taken place from War Department establishments at Woolwich Arsenal and Dockyard during the period in question (excluding transfers) is 956. This includes 141 discharges on account of age or ill-health and 336 resignations. As regards the second part of the question, the hon. Member is aware that a certain number of discharges occurring out of the ordinary course of wastage, etc., will be rendered necessary by the evacuation of stores from the dockyard.