HC Deb 12 May 1931 vol 252 c1002W

asked the Secretary of State for War what policies of military conscription are at present in operation in the principal European countries; and how the reserves of trained men to be accumulated during the next 10 years as a result of such policies will compare with the reserves of Great Britain?


As regards the first part of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to the League of Nations Armaments Year Book, where complete information regarding the systems of recruitment and of exemptions is given. As regards the second part of the question, apart from Germany, whose reserves are governed by the Treaty of Versailles, and Great Britain, there is no published information about reserves, and I am therefore unable to make any authoritative statement.