§ 38. Mr. SORENSEN
asked the Secretary of State for War the number of chaplains in His Majesty's Army; their respective denominations; and the total cost of their employment?
As the answer contains a number of figures, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Mr. SORENSEN
Does the right hon. Gentleman consider that the chaplains in His Majesty's Army are adding to the efficiency of the Army; and, if so, will he consider the possibility, in the provisions now being made by the Government for the expansion of the Defence Services, of increasing, not only the number of battleships, but also the number of chaplains?
§ Following is the answer:
§ The number of Chaplains to the Forces, Regular Army, in the Royal Army Chaplains' Department, excluding the Chaplain-General, the Deputy Chaplain-General and civilian officiating chaplains, is 136, distributed among denominations as follows:
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