HC Deb 15 June 1937 vol 325 c178
15. Captain Macnamara

asked the Secretary of State for War whether the Regular and Territorial Armies are still short of men; and, if so, by how many?

The Secretary of State for War (Mr. Hore-Belisha)

The Regular Army is short of 23,760 other ranks, and the Territorial Army of 46,641 other ranks.

Captain Macnarama

Are matters improving or going back?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

They are not going back.