HC Deb 07 June 1939 vol 348 c435W
Mr. De Chair

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what would be the combined total of the personnel of the Forces of the Crown if all Empire countries decided to mobilise simultaneously in the event of war?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

The total personnel of the fighting services which would be available on the assumption suggested in this question must depend upon decisions at the time, and it is therefore impossible to give any useful figure now.