HC Deb 02 February 1937 vol 319 cc1391-2
4. Mr. Mander

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will consider the advisability, when the Army Estimates are introduced in 1937, of including in the explanatory paper a reference to the fact that the armed forces are required inter alia for the carrying out of the obligations undertaken in connection with the Covenant of the League of Nations?

Mr. Cooper

Yes, Sir. I will consider how far a general statement as to the purposes for which the Army is maintained can suitably be included in the Memorandum in question.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

Does the right hon. Gentleman not agree that recruitment would be increased if recruits were told that they would be required mainly for the defence of their own homes?

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