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General Headquarters, Mef (Staff)

Volume 393: debated on Tuesday 2 November 1943

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26.

asked the Secretary of State for War what reduction has taken place in the staff of general headquarters, M.E.F.?

The strengths of this and other headquarters are reviewed from time to time, and whatever reductions are possible are made. My hon. Friend will, however, appreciate that, as the staff of a headquarters is related to the present and future operational requirements in the theatre of war concerned, it would be of value to the enemy to make public details of changes in the strength of this or other headquarters.