HC Deb 30 July 1946 vol 426 cc138-9W
83. Mr. Yates

asked the Secretary of State for War if he will consider the advisability of improving the status and pay of the Army Educational Corps in view of the increasing importance of education in His Majesty's Forces.

Mr. Lawson

New rates of pay and conditions of service have recently been approved for officers. I gave lull details on 12th July in reply to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Peterborough (Mr. Tiffany). Warrant officers and N.C.Os. of the Army Educational Corps receive the same scales as corresponding ranks in the rest of the Army; particulars of the new rates and conditions were given in Cmd. 6715.

108. Mr. K. Lindsay

asked the Secretary of State for War what strength is permitted for the Army Education Corps; and what is the percentage decrease from its war establishment.

Mr. Lawson

The present authorised war establishment, that is, the permitted strength, is 947 officers and 1,590 other ranks. It varies from time to time according to requirements. The actual strength on 23rd July was 662 officers and 1,159 other ranks.

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