§ Mr. Swingler
asked the Secretary of State for War the strength, in officers and other ranks, of the Royal Army Educational Corps on 30th June, 1947; and at the latest date for which figures are available.
§ Mr. Shinwell
The strength of the Royal Army Educational Corps at 30th June, 1947, was 417 officers and 1,591 other ranks; and at 30th November, 1947, was 441 officers and 2,238 other ranks. In addition, 123 officers of other arms were employed on R.A.E.C. duties on 30th June and 134 on 30th November.