§ LORD BARNBY
My Lords, I beg leave to ask the second Question which stands in my name on the Order Paper.
§ [The Question was as follows:
§ To ask Her Majesty's Government with regard to recruitment to the Armed Forces:
- (a) What from the latest figures available is the cost per recruit obtained.
- (b) What is the present strength of numbers of the Armed Forces presently engaged on such recruitment duties.]
§ THE MINISTER OF DEFENCE FOR THE ROYAL AIR FORCE (LORD SHACKLETON)
My Lords, the average cost per recruit obtained in 1965–66 was £192. Some 1,500 of all ranks are engaged on recruitment duties.