HC Deb 27 February 1940 vol 357 cc1917-8W
Mr. Wilmot

asked the Secretary of State for War how many retired military officers are employed, respectively, in the War Office, and in the outstations; what duties they perform; whether the method of entry is by examination; and what are their rates of pay?

Mr. Stanley

On the assumption that the Question refers to retired military officers employed as such, and not to those recalled to service from the Reserve or otherwise, the numbers are approximately 70 in the War Office and 500 at outstations. The posts assigned to these officers are those in military branches of the War Office, or similar posts elsewhere, for work for which an officer is required but not necessarily a serving officer. They are not required to pass any examination on entry, and they draw salaries ranging from £260 to £600 a year in addition to retired pay.