War Office Branch (Personnel).

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 27th January 1942.

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Photo of Mr Richard Stokes Mr Richard Stokes , Ipswich

asked the Secretary of State for War who is responsible for the selection of personnel in M.I., 1 X; and how many officers serving on the staff of that Department had fighting experience during the last war?

Photo of Mr David Margesson Mr David Margesson , Rugby

The selection of staff officers for service in War Office branches, of which M.I.1(X) is one, is the responsibility of a Selection Board composed of senior representatives from each of the principal military departments of the office. At the present moment one of the seven officers in this branch served in the last war.

Photo of Mr Richard Stokes Mr Richard Stokes , Ipswich

Is the Minister satisfied that proper appointments are being made for that department?

Photo of Mr David Margesson Mr David Margesson , Rugby

Yes, Sir, I am satisfied that that is the case.