HC Deb 06 April 1939 vol 345 c3032W
Viscountess Astor

asked the Minister of Labour what is the total number of volunteers so far enrolled in the various branches of National Service included in the National Service campaign; how far are these numbers short of the total required; what proportion of the volunteers have already completed the necessary training; what proportion are at present being trained; and what proportion have not yet commenced training?

Mr. E. Brown

Between the launching of the National Service Campaign and the end of March, the number of applications for enrolment in all branches reached a total of over750,000, and during the last fortnight of this period the flow of applications was greatly accelerated. I am not yet in a position to supply an analysis such as the Noble Lady desires, of the figures for the end of March.