HC Deb 24 February 1938 vol 332 c532
45. Mr. Mander

asked the Prime Minister whether his pledge not to introduce conscription in peace-time applies to compulsory service both military and civil?

The Prime Minister (Mr. Chamberlain)

Yes, Sir, so far as the present Government are concerned.

Mr. Mander

Do I understand that the passo Romano will not be compulsory in this country?

Rear-Admiral Beamish

Is it the view of the Government that the supply of trained men is in proportion to the scale of rearmament?

Viscountess Astor

Does the Prime Minister not think that it should be the policy of the Opposition— [Interruption.]