53. Mr. James Callaģhan
asked the Minister of Labour if he will state the numbers released from the Forces, to the latest available date.
§ Mr. Ness Edwards
Yes, Sir. I will with permission circulate a full statement in the OFFICIAL REPORT. The releases reported during March amounted to 370,450. The total number of men and women released and discharged from 18th June, 1945, to the end of March, 1946, was 2,691,760
Can my hon. Friend say whether we have overtaken the deficiency below the target which existed at the end of February?
§ Following is the statement:2887
|2. Analysis of Releases and Discharges 18th June, 1945 to 31st March, 1946|
|Service||Class A||Class B||Other Releases and Discharges||Total|
|Royal Air Force||…||405,480||43,460||33,450||482,390|
|Royal Air Force||…||79,500||670||11,090||91,260|
|TOTAL—MEN AND WOMEN|
|Royal Air Force||…||484,980||44,130||44,540||573,650|