Staff Officers Over 61 (Employment).

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 28th July 1942.

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Photo of Mr David Adams Mr David Adams , Consett

asked the Secretary of State for War how many staff officers aged over 61 are now employed in this country; and whether the Government's policy in regard to the employment of these officers is being uniformly applied?

Photo of Sir James Grigg Sir James Grigg , Cardiff East

In December, 1941, 59 staff officers of the rank of major and above, aged more than 61, were serving in the United Kingdom. I regret that no more recent figure is at present available. With regard to the second part of his Question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer which I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for South Croydon (Sir H. Williams) on 5th May.

Photo of Mr David Adams Mr David Adams , Consett

Will the Minister bear in mind the fact that there is excellent material here, which is still unemployed?