HC Deb 21 October 1937 vol 327 c22
76. Major Stourton

asked the Secretary of State for War to what extent the Regular Army is below establishment in officers and other ranks?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

On 1st October, 1937, the Regular Army was deficient of 894 officers and 20,231 other ranks. It will be borne in mind that the establishment has been increased since last year by 683 officers and 9,092 other ranks.