HC Deb 02 March 1926 vol 192 cc1265-6W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will explain the delay which has taken place in connection with the introduction of the scheme of clerical reorganisation, approved by the Treasury in April, 1925, for application to War Office out-station offices, in the offices of the Deputy Assistant Director of Ordnance Services, Stirling, Scotland; and whether he will issue instructions for the necessary action to be taken immediately?

Captain KING

The new scheme of organisation has now been applied to this office.


asked the Secretary of State for War whether the clerical complements for the Army Ordnance depots, command and central, have yet been fixed; and, if so, will he state the number of Grades 1, 2, and 3 posts, respectively, allotted to each depot office?


The details are as follow:

Central Ordnance Depots.
Depot or Office Grade I. Grade II. Grade III.
Headquarters, Directing Ordnance Officer. 1 1 3
Chief Ordnance Officer, Woolwich. 2 6 23
Royal Army Clothing Department, Store. 1 3 20
Purfleet 1
Didcot 1 4 19
Bramley 1 2 13
Hereford 2
Weedon 1 6
Total 6 17 87
Command Depots and Offices.
Depot or Office. Grade II. Grade III.
Northern Command:
Headquarters 1
York 1 3
Catterick 1
Southern Command:
Headquarters 1
Tidworth 1 3
Hilsea 5
Devonport 4
Bull Point 1
Eastern Command:
Headquarters 1
London 1
Tower 1
Chatham 3
Home Counties 1
Dover 2
Colchester 5
Warley 1
Western Command:
Headquarters 1
Burscough 2
Aldershot Command:
Headquarters 1
Depot 2
Scottish Command:
Headquarters 1
Stirling 3
Northern Ireland:
Carrickfergus 3
Total 2 47