HC Deb 16 March 1938 vol 333 cc429-30W
Miss Wilkinson

asked the Secretary of State for War what increase of military strength His Majesty's Government calculates will be added to Germany by her absorption of the Austrian forces?

Sir V. Warrender

The Austrian Army, as shown in the League of Nations Armament Year Book 1937, consisted of seven infantry divisions, one fast moving division, and one independent infantry brigade, a total of about 36,000 officers and men.