Oral Answers to Questions — British Military Missions.

– in the House of Commons on 14th March 1922.

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Photo of Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy , Kingston upon Hull Central

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asked the Secretary of State for War in which countries British Military Missions are now employed; when they will be withdrawn; what is the total number of officers and other ranks, respectively,

LIST OF BRITISH MILITARY MISSIONS IN MARCH, 1922.
Establishment on 1st April, 1922.
Description.Officers.Other Ranks.Annual cost.
£
British Military Mission in Poland358,000
British Military Mission in Chile2Nil2,400
British Military Mission in Baltic112,000
British Section of Allied Military Committee at Paris.599,800
Commission of Control for Germany*9521196,000
Commission of Control for Hungary*13258,000
Organ of Liquidation in Austria1Nil1,400
Organ of Liquidation in Austria Bulgaria*151,600
Commission of Organisation in Turkey827,100

Duration of Missions.—The Mission in Chile is for a period of 12 months which will terminate in July, 1922.

No date can be fixed for the termination of the other Missions. The reduction of their establishments and their complete withdrawal depend on circumstances which cannot be foreseen at present.

* The cost of these is recoverable from the countries in which they function.

employed in these Missions; and what is the total annual cost of the Missions?

Photo of Mr Worthington Evans Mr Worthington Evans , Colchester

The answer to this question can be most conveniently given in the form of a tabular statement, which, with the hon. Member's permission, I will circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Photo of Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy , Kingston upon Hull Central

Will the right hon. Gentleman answer the second part of the question—when will they be withdrawn?

Photo of Mr Worthington Evans Mr Worthington Evans , Colchester

No. I cannot promise when they will be withdrawn. If the hon. Member will look at the Paper he will find all the information which I can give him as to the facts.

Photo of Mr John Swan Mr John Swan , Barnard Castle

Is it not a fact that in some cases you do not keep the cost?

Photo of Mr Worthington Evans Mr Worthington Evans , Colchester

In the Paper which I am about to circulate the hon. Member will find a description of the missions, the number of officers and other ranks, and the full cost.

Photo of Mr John Swan Mr John Swan , Barnard Castle

Did not the right hon. Gentleman tell me a fortnight ago that he-did not keep the cost of the men in Egypt?

Photo of Mr Worthington Evans Mr Worthington Evans , Colchester

That is a totally different question.

Following is the statement promised: