HC Deb 03 August 1926 vol 198 cc2820-1W
Brigadier-General CHARTERIS

asked the Secretary of State for War the allocation of the establishment by classes of chaplains of the forces authorised for Church of England, Presbyterian, Wesleyan, and United Board churches, respectively, and the number of men in His Majesty's Army belonging to the respective churches and denominations; and

Denomination. 1st Class Chaplains. 2nd Class Chaplains. 3rd Class Chaplains. 4th Class (Perm.) 4th Class (Temp.) Number of Men.
Church of England 10 14 21 35 25 145,055
Presbyterian 1 2 2 4 3 14,129
Wesleyan 1 1 1 2 2 7,458
United Board 1 1 2 1 6,549

No change is contemplated in the allocation to churches of senior appointments. A review of the establishment of the Royal Army Chaplains Department is due to be undertaken in the course of next year.