§ 1. Sir Hugh Lucas-Tooth
asked the Secretary of State for War how many 2 men demobilised since the end of the war from each of the Services, respectively have subsequently voluntarily re-enlisted in the Army.
§ The Secretary of State for War (Mr. Bellenger)
Approximately 12,500 men released from the Army since the start of the release scheme have since voluntarily re-enlisted in the Army. Figures for men released from the other two Services who have re-enlisted in the Army are not readily available.
§ Sir H. Lucas-Tooth
Is the right hon. Gentleman satisfied that in the circumstances 12,000 is a sufficient number?
Is the Minister satisfied that the terms of service and the various attractions that can be given to the men are sufficiently publicised in the Army?
§ Mr. Bellenger
Yes, Sir. We are taking very comprehensive and wide steps to make known the conditions of re-enlistment.