HC Deb 06 June 1939 vol 348 c196
24. Mr. Day

asked the Secretary of State for War the number of men that have offered their services to the Territorial Army for the three months ended to the last convenient date, and the intake of recruits during this period; and comparable figures for the corresponding period of 1937 and 1938?

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

The number of applications for enlistment into the Territorial Army during the period 1st February to 30th April, 1939, was approximately 166,000. Comparable figures for 1937 and 1938 are not available. The numbers of recruits finally approved for the Territorial Army during the three months ended 30th April, 1937, and the corresponding periods in 1938 and 1939, were 18,220, 24,254 and 62,965, respectively.

Mr. Day

Does the Minister consider that that is very satisfactory?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

The answer is in the affirmative.

Mr. R. Gibson

Has the right hon. Gentleman included Scotland in those figures?