§ 74. Sir HENRY HAVELOCK-ALLAN
asked what, if any, reserve of men of military age can be drawn without detriment to their efficiency and output from the coal-mining, iron and steel, and shipbuilding industries?
§ Mr. BECK
It is not considered to be in the national interest to state the numbers asked for by my hon. Friend. The numbers of men to be withdrawn from the various essential industries are in all cases determined after a full consideration of the effect on output as well as of military requirements.