HC Deb 01 June 1954 vol 528 cc1061-2
20. Mr. Iremonger

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Defence whether he will arrange for the publication of a quarterly return, with comparative figures for previous years, showing the progress of internal Regular recruiting to Her Majesty's naval, air and military Forces from among National Service men during their period of service.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Defence (Mr. Nigel Birch)

The form of the quarterly return of Regular recruiting to the Forces is under review. My hon. Friend's proposal will be favourably considered.

Mr. Iremonger

Could my hon. Friend give an indication whether the experience of Service men on National Service is disposing them in the main to re-engage for a longer period?

Mr. Birch

I think that is a large question to answer now. There is a fairly steady re-engagement taking place.

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