HC Deb 22 November 1955 vol 546 c1247
18. Mr. Wigg

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will arrange to publish at half-yearly intervals the number of men serving in Regular Army engagements of three years with the Colours and four years with the Reserve who are transferred to the Army Reserve, and the percentage who prolong their Colour service; and whether he will see that the first set of figures under this arrangement covers the period 1st October, 1955, to 31st March, 1956.

Mr. Head

Yes, Sir.

Mr. Wigg

Will the right hon. Gentleman be good enough to acquaint his successor with the invaluable nature of this pro forma? It will reveal once again the failure of the right hon. Gentleman's policy.

Mr. Head

That is a matter which has long been pursued by the hon. Gentleman —and never once has he put forward an alternative proposal.