asked the Secretary of State for War what was the strength in officers and other ranks of headquarters establishments in United Kingdom on the 31st March, 1952, 31st March, 1957; 31st March, 1961, and 31st March, 1962
The following is the information:lump sum basis. There are, however, cases where because of the nature of the work it is necessary to adopt a system of prime cost contracting. When this is done the contract is let on a fixed fee wherever practicable and only in the last resort on a percentage fee. The extent of such work compared with the total value of contracts placed on a lump sum basis is very small.