§ Mr. Janner
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the present approximate number of typewriters in the possession of his Department; how many are required; and how many are to be released as surplus during the current year.
The number of typewriters on charge to the Admiralty is approximately 23,600. These are distributed throughout the Fleet, shore establishments and Admiralty headquarters. Machines are surrendered as rapidly as the reduction of requirements permits, but the future is too uncertain to enable any forecast to be made of the number which will be given up this year.