HC Deb 10 December 1942 vol 385 c1711
77. Mr. John Dugdale

asked the Secretary of State for War how many acting unpaid lance-corporals are there in the Army to-day?

The Joint Under-Secretary of State for War (Mr. Arthur Henderson)

I regret that the information is not available. The number varies from day to day.

Mr. Dugdale

Is my hon. and learned Friend aware that the number is very large, and will he not consider increasing the establishment of lance-corporals instead of employing privates to do the work at cut rates?

Mr. Henderson

That is another question.