§ 23. Mr. CLOUGH
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he contemplates the commencement of effective national propaganda to increase the Army on a voluntary basis; and whether he will take into consideration in deciding thereon the numbers of men now with the Colours who would thereby the earlier be demobilised?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
Considerable efforts have been made in all parts of the country for several months past to open up voluntary recruiting for the Army. The response has been good, and is improving. The recruiting position is being closely watched, and the extent to which additional measures will be necessary in the immediate future will be determined by the scale of Army requirements. Every endeavour is being made by means of the re-enlistment of trained men, and otherwise, to release as soon as possible all men eligible for demobilisation who have not volunteered for service with the Armies of Occupation.