HC Deb 14 March 1922 vol 151 cc1985-6W

asked the Secretary of State for War how much has been spent in the current financial year on advertising and other propaganda in connection with recruiting; and why he continues this expense, in view of the decision to reduce the strength of the Army?


In reply to the first part of the question, I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply which I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Lewes on the 7th instant, from which he will see that the amount spent this financial year on recruiting advertisements and posters up to the end of last month was £4,779. In regard to the second part, it happens that owing to the expiry during 1922–23 of numerous short-term engagements there will be an abnormal turnover of personnel, and the Army will require, notwithstanding the forthcoming reduc- tions, as many recruits as during the current financial year.