§ Sir N. GRATTAN-DOYLE
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what has been the reduction in the staff of the Admiralty since April, 1922, distinguishing between permanent and temporary staff, respectively?
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
The numbers of civilian staff, including messengers, cleaners and porters, at the Admiralty on 1st April, 1922, were as follow:
Permanent 2,283 Temporary 1,445 Total 3,728
On 1st January, 1929, the numbers were:
Established 2,109 Unestablished 782 Total 2,891
There has thus been a total decrease since 1st April, 1922, of 837. I may add that owing to variations in method of record, the figures for temporary and unestablished staff are not entirely comparable.