HC Deb 03 June 1918 vol 106 c1233
62. Mr. ALDEN

asked the Under secretary of State for War whether he can state the number of men already released from the Army for shipbuilding purposes; and whether he proposes to release the necessary men for all the shipyards of the country engaged in the production of merchant shipping?


Nearly 10,000 men have been released from the Army for this purpose. As my hon. Friend is no doubt aware, the War Cabinet decided that men should be released from the Army for ship building, and I am afraid I cannot answer the last part of the question.