§ 1. Mr. Martin Lindsay
asked the Secretary of State for War what progress is being made in the recruitment of the Territorial Army.
§ The Secretary of State for War (Mr. Shinwell)
The strength of the Territorial Army at 31st December was approximately 33,500 male and 4,500 women officers and other ranks.
§ Mr. Lindsay
Does not this poor state of affairs show the necessity of greater priority being given to the Territorial Army for the provision of facilities, such as more accommodation?
§ Mr. Shinwell
It certainly does, and that is precisely what we are endeavouring to do. I am fully aware of all the difficulties.