asked the Secretary of State for War the approximate total value and proportion of building and structural work carried out for his Department in the United Kingdom during the past five years and controlled by civil or structural engineers acting as the principal co-ordinators.
Sir J. Griģģ
The total expenditure on works of a building and structural nature carried out by my Department during the past five years is some £135,000,000. This excludes the value of work done by military labour, which is not recorded; work carried out by other Departments for the War Office is also excluded. Consultants were employed to supervise certaitt major works costing £8,000,000, but in all cases Royal Engineers officers necessarily retained a degree of responsibility.