HC Deb 15 July 1964 vol 698 cc1184-5
19. Mr. Goodhew

asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he is satisfied with the recruiting figures for Cranwell; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. H. Fraser

Recruiting for Cranwell is highly satisfactory. Applications for cadetships have increased steadily over the last three years and there has been no difficulty in filling available places with candidates of high quality.

Mr. Goodhew

Is my right hon. Friend aware that that reply will give great satisfaction to the House? Will he congratulate the recruiting department in his Ministry on the advertisements which no doubt have played a big part in this response?

Mr. Fraser

Yes, Sir. I think it is also true that the reason that young men want to go into the Air Force is because it offers them a fine career. This comes perhaps from the aircraft and the chances which we are now able to offer in the Royal Air Force.