Signal Services.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 22nd November 1927.

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Photo of Mr Walter Baker Mr Walter Baker , Bristol East

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asked the Secretary of State for War whether consideration has been given to the question whether the needs of the Signal Services of His Majesty's Forces will be prejudiced in any way by a subtantial reduction in the number of male telegraphists employed in the Post Office service; whether any comparable body of men is being trained in methods of signalling suitable to active-service operations; and whether he is causing the problem of the future of the signals to be closely examined?

Photo of Mr Worthington Evans Mr Worthington Evans , Colchester

Yes, Sir; machinery has been established for enabling the military authorities to keep in close touch with the General Post Office on this question. But adequate Army arrangements are already in force for training the wireless operators and telegraphists required for the establishments of the Royal Corps of Signals, and the problem of the future requirements of the Corps is kept under constant review.