§ THE EARL OF LUCAN
My Lords, on behalf of my noble friend Lord Lucas of Chilworth, I beg to ask the Question which stands in his name on the Order Paper.
§ [The Question was as follows:
§ To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total number of National Service men at present in Her Majesty's Forces.]
§ THE PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY, MINISTRY OF DEFENCE (LORD CARRINGTON)
My Lords, there were 280,206 National Service men in the Forces on October 1, 1955—the latest date for which figures are available.