§ Mr. KIRKWOOD
asked the Minister of Pensions how many persons were on the staff of the Ministry of Pensions for the current year; the number for the year 1927; and the number of pensioners in the corresponding years?
§ Major TRYON
The staff of the Ministry numbered 8,271 on 1st October, 1927, and 5,072 on the corresponding date in the present year. The numbers of pensioners on the same dates were approximately 1,003,000 and 908,000 respectively.