HC Deb 07 April 1925 vol 182 cc2068-9W
Colonel DAY

asked the Secretary of State for War the number of officers, of what grades, and the pay and allowances of these grades, respectively, in the Department of the Director of Staff Duties now and in 1913?


The officer staff of the Directorate of Staff Duties is composed at present as follows:

With pay and allowances per annum of.
1 Director 2,005
4 General staff officers, 1st grade 1,273
12 General staff officers, 2n grade 960
7 General staff officers, 3rd grade 755
1 Quartermaster 729
1 Attached officer 658
Two posts of General staff officer, grade 3, are vacant, i.e., only five are at present employed, and it is intended, if possible, not to fill these vacancies.

The corresponding staff in 1913 was:

Consolidated pay per annum.
1 Director 1,500
3 General staff officers, 1st grade 800
9 General staff officers, 2nd grade 650
7 General staff officers, 3rd grade 500
1 Quartermaster, £300—£15—£450 per annum;
and part time of an assistant Adjutant-General whose total pay was £800 per annum.

The present staff duties directorate now carries out duties in connection with education which in 1913 were performed by branches of the military training and personal services directorates, and the figures given above for the 1913 staff include nine officers of the former directorate and one (part time) of the latter directorate.