§ Colonel DAY
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office the number of civil servants employed on the staff of the War Office for the year ended 31st December, 1913, and for the year ended 31st December, 1926?
§ Commodore KING
The numbers of the civil staff of the War Office included in Army Estimates for 1913–14 and 1926–27 were approximately 1,600 and 2,100 respectively. These numbers include typists, messengers and cleaners and also Local Audit Staff at outstations, but exclude Metropolitan Police and staff on loan to other Government Departments.