§ 51. Mr. TINKER
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office how many recruits have joined the Regular Army since November, 1933; and is he in a position to say how many of them have joined where a recruiting fee has been paid to ex-service men who have been credited with getting them to join?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Dr. Duff Cooper)
The answer to the first part of the question is 16,616 up to 16th of this month. In the second part of the question the hon. Member is doubtless referring to recruits raised by ex-service men who are not part of the recruiting organisation. The number of recruits so raised in the three months January to March, 1934, was 224. Later figures are not yet available.