§ Captain Crowder
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will give the number of persons employed by the political intelligence department on 1st November, 1945, both at home and abroad; and how many of them are paid out of Army funds.
§ Mr. Bevin
The number of persons employed by the Political Intelligence Department on 1st November, 1945, was 963 at home and 1,777 abroad. Included in these figures are one at home and 538 abroad paid from Army funds. In addition, some 280 are part-time employees. The staff of the Department is now under review. I expect to achieve considerable reductions in these figures by the end of the year.