HC Deb 20 March 1956 vol 550 c982
18. Mr. Allaun

asked the Secretary of State for War the total of National Service men at present serving in the Army in Cyprus, Kenya, Malaya and other active service stations abroad.

Mr. F. Maclean

Nineteen thousand six hundred and eight-four on 31st January, the latest date for which figures are available.

Mr. Allaun

Is the Under-Secretary of State aware of the growing bitterness among National Service men and their parents at conscription, not to defend our own country's freedom, but to suppress resistance movements in Cyprus and elsewhere created by this Government's provocative acts?