7. Mr. John Hall
asked the Secretary of State for War how many officers and other ranks have been released for return to regimental duty as a result of the increase in the civil staff of the War Office.
§ Mr. Head
Over the past year both military and civilian staffs in the War Office have been reduced. The form of the routine statistics makes it somewhat complicated to arrive at the relevant figures in and outside the War Office, but in the year ending 1st April, 1954, 134 officers and 82 other ranks in my Department were replaced by civilians.