HC Deb 22 March 1938 vol 333 c974
11. Major-General Sir Alfred Knox

asked the Secretary of State for War what was the number of applicants for enlistment in the Army in the month of February, and how many men were accepted?

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

4,428 and 2,766 respectivly.

Mr. Kennedy

Are there any statistics to show how many of these recruits were unemployed at the date of enlistment?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

No, Sir. That was not the question I was asked, but the major number of recruits are employed at the time when they make application to join the Army.

Mr. J. J. Davidson

Were any of these recruits accepted under the temporary scheme for building up the physique of recruits by a course of better feeding?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

These were just ordinary recruits.

Mr. H. G. Williams

Can the right hon. Gentleman say how many of them were present at the meeting in Trafalgar Square the other Sunday which was asking us to go to war?

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