HC Deb 09 November 1954 vol 532 cc1013-4
7. Mr. Bellenger

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will give an estimate of the rundown of the Army's manpower on the basis of a continuation at the present rate, for 1955 and 1956.

Mr. Head

It is estimated that, in addition to the reduction of some 13,000 this financial year, there will be a further drop of about 20,000 in 1955–56.

Mr. Bellenger

That presumably applies only to the Regular engagement?

Mr. Head