HC Deb 23 June 1931 vol 254 c211
22. Lieut.-Colonel WINDSOR-CLIVE

asked the Secretary of State for War what has been the result of the Government's efforts to obtain recruits for the regular Army; how does the number of recruits obtained during the present year compare with the number obtained during the corresponding period last year; and what was the strength of the Army at Home on the latest ascertainable date this year and the corresponding date last year?

The SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Mr. T. Shaw)

From the beginning of the year until 14th June, 18,334 recruits for the Regular Army had been finally approved, compared with 12,635 during the same period last year. The total strength of other ranks of the Regular Army at home on 1st June, 1931, was 101,248 compared with 99,223 on the same date last year.

Lieut.-Colonel WINDSOR-CLIVE

Is the Army up to establishment?


The numbers are not yet up to what is generally called the standard, which is not necessarily a minimum.