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Paragraph 24 agreed to.
Paragraph 25.

Amendment made in line 12 after the word “relatively” by inserting the words “ to the Civil Service” (Mr. Dalton).

Paragraph, as amended, agreed to.
Paragraphs 26 and 27 amended and agreed to.
Postponed paragraphs 8 and 9 amended and agreed to.
Summary of Recommendations amended and agreed to.

Appendix amended and agreed to. Question, That this be the Report of the Committee to the House, put, and agreed to. Ordered to report with Minutes of Evidence.

The Chairman submitted a proposed list of questions to be circulated to certain Government Departments for their replies. The Committee concurred.

[Adjourned till Wednesday, 21st April, at 11 o'clock.

Wednesday, 21st April, 1926.

MEMBERS PRESENT :

COLONEL HENDERSON IN THE CHAIR.
Mr. Ammon.

Mr. Hannon.
Major Astor.

Captain Loder.
Mr. Bennett.

Sir John Marriott.
Mr. Brocklebank.

Major Owen.
Mr. Charleton.

Mr. Penny.
General Charteris.

Sir Philip Pilditch.
Sir Henry Craik.

Mr. Potts.
Captain Gunston.

Mr. Ramsden.
Colonel Sir Frederick Hall.

Sir Fredric Wise.
The Committee deliberated.

The replies from the War Office, Admiralty, Air Ministry, Office of Works and Ministry of Pensions were considered.

Resolved, That four Sub-Committees be appointed to consider these replies.

Resolved, That Colonel HENDERSON, Mr. AMMON, Mr. BENNETT, and Mr. Dalton be the Chairmen of these Sub-Committees,

Resolved, That the Chairmen be empowered to appoint the members of the Sub-Committees.

Resolved, That the Main Committee do meet on Mondays at 4 p.m. and on Wednesdays at 11 a.m.

[Adjourned sine die.

Thursday, 22nd April, 1926.

The CHAIRMEN of the four Sub-Committees met and apportioned their work and decided that the Main Committee should meet on Wednesday, 19th May, at 11 o'clock to consider the reports of the Sub-Committees.

[Adjourned to Wednesday, 19th May, at 11 o'clock.

Wednesday, 19th May, 1926.

MEMBERS PRESENT :

COLONEL HENDERSON IN THE CHAIR.

Mr. Ammon.

Mr. Hannon. Major Astor.

Captain Loder. Mr. Bennett.

Mr. Penny. Captain Bourne.

Mr. Potts. Mr. Brocklebank.

Mr. Ramsden. Mr. Charleton.

Mr. Thomas Williams. · General Charteris.

Sir Fredric Wise.
Mr. Dalton.

Colonel Woodcock.
The Reports from the Sub-Committees appointed under the Resolution
of 21st April were read.
The Committee deliberated.

[Adjourned to Monday, 14th June, at 11 o'clock.

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Thursday, 3rd June, 1926.

MEMBERS PRESENT :

(Mr. Bennett's Sub-Committee.)

MR. BENNETT IN THE CHAIR.

Mr. Brocklebank.

Captain Loder. Mr. Charleton.

Mr. Ramsden.
Colonel Henderson.

Sir Fredric Wise.
Sir George Barstow, K.C.B., Controller of Supply Services at the
Treasury, was examined.

Monday, 7th June, 1926.

MEMBERS PRESENT :

(Mr. Ammon's Sub-Committee.)

MR. AMMON IN THE CHAIR.

Captain Bourne.

Mr. Potts. Mr. Penny.

Colonel Woodcock. Mr. C. J. NAEF, C.B., C.B.E., Accountant-General of the Navy, was examined.

Wednesday, 9th June, 1926.

MEMBERS PRESENT :

(Colonel Henderson's Sub-Committee.)
COLONEL HENDERSON IN THE CHAIR.

Mr. Brocklebank.

Colonel Woodcock. Captain Gunston. Mr. W. R. CODLING, C.B.E., c.v.o., Controller of the Stationery Office, was examined.

Monday, 14th June, 1926.

MEMBERS PRESENT :

(Main Committee.)

COLONEL HENDERSON IN THE CHAIR. Mr. Ammon.

Mr. Hannon.
Mr. Bennett.

Captain Loder.
Captain Bourne.

Mr. Penny.
Mr. Brocklebank.

Mr. Potts.
General Charteris.

Colonel Vaughan-Morgan.
Mr. Dalton.

Colonel Woodcock.
Captain Gunston.
Sir HERBERT CREEDY, K.C.B., Permanent l'nder-Secretary of State, War
Office, was examined.

[Adjourned to Wednesday next at 11 o'clock.

Wednesday, 16th June, 1926.

MEMBERS PRESENT :

(Main Committee.)

COLONEL HENDERSON IN THE Chair.
Mr. Ammon.

Captain Loder.
Major Astor.

Sir John Marriott.
Captain Bourne.

Sir Philip Pilditch.
Mr. Brocklebank.

Mr. Thomas Williams.
General Charteris.

Sir Fredric Wise.
Captain Gunston.

Colonel Woodcock.
Colonel Sir Frederick Hall.
Sir FRANK BAINES, C.v.o., C.B.E., Director of Works at the Office of
Works, was examined.

[Adjourned to Wednesday next at 11 o'clock.

Monday, 21st June, 1926.

MEMBERS PRESENT :

(Colonel Henderson's Sub-Committee.)

COLONEL HENDERSON IN THE CHAIR. Mr. Ammon.

Captain Gunston. Major Astor.

Colonel Sir Frederick Hall. Captain Bourne.

Captain Loder. Mr. Brocklebank.

Sir John Marriott. General Charteris.

Mr. Ramsden. Sir Henry Craik.

Colonel Woodcock. The following witnesses were examined :

Sir CHARLES WALKER, K.C.B., Deputy-Secretary, and Vice-Admiral Sir JOSEPH CHAMBERS, C.B., C.M.G., M.D., Director-General of Medical Services at the Admiralty.

Sir GEORGE CHRYSTAL, K.C.B., and Colonel Sir A. LISLE WEBB, K.B.E., 0.B., C.M.G., Permanent Secretary and Director-General of Medical Services, respectively at the Ministry of Pensions.

The following witness was examined by Mr. Ammon and Mr. Dalton's Sub-Committees, Mr. Ammon in the Chair.

Sir HERBERT CREEDY, K.C.B., K.v.o., Permanent Under-Secretary of State at the War Office.

[Adjourned to Wednesday next at 11 o'clock.

Wednesday, 23rd June, 1926.

MEMBERS PRESENT :

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COLONEL HENDERSON IN THE CHAIR. Mr. Bennett.

Mr. Hannon. Captain Bourne.

Mr. Ramsden.
Mr. Brocklebank.

Sir Fredric Wise.
General Charteris.
Sir ARTHUR DURRANT, O.B.E., m.v.o., F.A.I., Director of Lands and
Accommodation at the Office of Works, and Mr. H. B. ALLUM, M.B.E.,
Director of Supplies, were examined.

[Adjourned to Wednesday next at 11 o'clock.

Monday, 28th June, 1926.

MEMBERS PRESENT :

(Mr. Ammon's Sub-Committee.)

MR. AMMON IN THE CHAIR,
Captain Bourne.

Colonel Henderson.
Mr. Hannon.
Mr. H. T. TIZARD, F.R.S., Principal Assistant Secretary, Department
of Scientific and Industrial Research, was examined.

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Wednesday, 30th June, 1926.

MEMBERS PRESENT :

(Main Committee.)

COLONEL HENDERSON IN THE CHAIR. Major Astor.

Mr. Dalton. Mr. Bennett.

Captain Gunston. Captain Bourne.

Mr. Hannon. Mr. Brocklebank.

Captain Loder. Mr. Charleton.

Mr. Ramsden. General Charteris.

Sir Fredric Wise.

The following witnesses from the Air Ministry were examined :--Sir WALTER NICHOLSON, K.C.B., Secretary; Major-General Sir WILLIAM LIDDELL, K.C.M.G., C.B., Director of Works and Buildings; Air ViceMarshal MUNRO, C.B., C.I.E., F.R.C.s., Director of Medical Services; and Mr. H. W. MOANNALLY, C.B., Principal Assistant Secretary.

[Adjourned to Monday next at 2.30 o'clock.

Monday, 5th July, 1926.

MEMBERS PRESENT :

COLONEL HENDERSON IN THE CHAIR.

Mr. Ammon.

Mr. Hannon. Major Astor.

Captain Loder. Mr. Bennett.

Mr. Penny. Captain Bourne.

Sir Philip Pilditch. Mr. Brocklebank.

Mr. Ramsden. Mr. Charleton. Sir Walter Nicholson, K.C.B., Secretary, Air Ministry, was further examined. Mr. C. R. BRIGSTOCKE, C.B., Director of Contracts, and Mr. J. S. Ross, C.B.E., Director of Accounts at the Air Ministry, were examined.

[Adjourned to Wednesday, 21st July, at 11 o'clock.

Wednesday, 21st July, 1926.

MEMBERS PRESENT :

Colonel HENDERSON IN THE CHAIR.
Mr. Ammon.

Mr. Hannon.
Major Astor.

Captain Loder.
Mr. Bennett.

Mr. Penny.
Captain Bourne.

Mr. Ramsden.
Mr. Brocklebank.

Mr. Thomas Williams.
Mr. Charleton.

Sir Fredric Wise.
General Charteris.

Colonel Woodcock.
Mr. Dalton.

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