HC Deb 10 June 1937 vol 324 c1983W
Captain Plugge

asked the Secretary of State for War whether the issue of blue uniform, and the recent announcements with regard to better pay and conditions for the Army, have had any noticeable effect upon recruiting; and to what extent, if any, the shortage of recruits has been made good since 1st January this year?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

It is too early to measure the effect on recruiting of the improvements in pay and conditions recently announced. The number of recruits enlisted between 1st January and 29th May this year was 10,735 as compared with 10,361, for the corresponding period of 1936, showing an increase in 1937 of 374.