HC Deb 07 March 1938 vol 332 cc1536-7
84. Mr. De la Bère

asked the Secretary of State for War what steps the Government propose to take to encourage enlistment in the Territorial Army of technical craftsmen?

The Financial Secretary to the War Office (Sir Victor Warrender)

In technical units where skilled tradesmen are required, county associations and units keep in close touch with the industries which can supply this need with a view to encouraging skilled men to join the Territorial Army. In the London Area a special committee has been formed to coordinate recruiting for technical units and other units which require skilled tradesmen.

Mr. De la Bère

Is my hon. Friend aware that the best way to encourage recruitment for the technical branches is to have modern equipment and apparatus?