HC Deb 09 February 1949 vol 461 c370
45. Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Minister of Defence how many recruits were obtained as a result of the Prime Minister's recent broadcast speech.

The Minister of Defence (Mr. A. V. Alexander)

It must be obvious to my hon. Friend that it is not possible to give an answer to such a Question in relation to my right hon. Friend's broadcast on 19th January or to isolate the results of this single feature of the recruiting campaign.

Mr. Hughes

Could not the Minister give an indication whether the figure went up or down: has he not got control of the Secret Service which could find out?