Headquarters Staff, War Office.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 16th March 1927.

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Photo of Mr James Couper Mr James Couper , Glasgow Maryhill


asked the Secretary of State for War whether, seeing that the headquarters staff at the War Office is 2,451 for the administration of a total of 463,636 troops, while the respective figures in 1913 were 1,878 personnel at the War Office and 713,236 troops, he will say what are the reasons for the increased personnel at the War Office?

Photo of Commodore Henry King Commodore Henry King , Paddington South

As I explained in the reply given to my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for the Everton Division of Liverpool (Colonel Woodcock) on 2nd March, the principal causes of the permanent increases of the work at the War Office are fully set out in Appendix 32 of the First and Second Reports of the Select Committee on Public Accounts, 1926.