46. Mr. Shawcross
asked the Minister of Defence how many persons are at present employed in the Service Departments for the purpose of checking passes and issuing temporary passes to visitors at the entrances and exits to the buildings which such Departments occupy.
§ Mr. Alexander
Ninety-seven members of the War Department and Air Ministry constabularies, and 152 messengers or re-44W ceptionists are employed in the headquarters buildings of the Service Departments to receive and conduct visitors. Of these three are engaged exclusively in issuing and checking passes. For the remainder this is a small part only of their duties.