§ 53. Mr. Callaghan
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty how many members of the Royal Fleet Reserve who have been recalled as a result of the Korean emergency are still serving; when the last of them is due to be released under existing arrangements; and if he will arrange to release them earlier in view of the cessation of hostilities.
§ Commander Noble
At the end of September there were about 2,750 reservists due for release under an accelerated programme between now and the end of next March. I can hold out no hope that it will be possible to improve on this programme, but no reservist will be retained longer than is necessary.