HC Deb 22 February 1927 vol 202 c1550

asked the Secretary of State for War the number of boys under 18 who were enlisted in the Army during the past year, and how many came from Poor Law schools?

The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Captain Douglas King)

1,795 were enlisted as boys during 1926. I regret that the information asked for in the second part of the question is not available.