HC Deb 09 April 1957 vol 568 cc942-3
10. Mr. Bellenger

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in his forth coming Estimates, he will supplement the information given in Command Paper No. 124 as to the size of our overseas garrisons and give a more detailed breakdown of home forces.

Mr. John Hare

The right hon. Gentleman will remember that, in answer to a Question by him on 12th February, I promised to attach a map to the Army Estimates Memorandum which will show the distribution of British and Colonial Forces in as much detail as requirements of security permit.

Mr. Bellenger

While I am grateful to the right hon. Gentleman for promising to do that, now that the Minister of Defence has given us the actual numbers —or the approximate numbers—in Germany and, I believe, one of our other garrisons abroad, will the Secretary of State go a little further and give us the figures on which this House can base its opinions and judgment when we discuss the Army Estimates?

Mr. Hare

I will certainly do all I can to help the right hon. Member. He has made the point very clear. I cannot go further than the interests of security dictate.

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