§ Mr. Profumo
asked the Secretary of State for War what number of men are at present employed by the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes who would otherwise be subject to military service under the National Service (Armed Forces) Act, 1939?
§ Mr. Law
The number is 3,812 out of a total male staff of all ages of 15,535. With the exception of about 500 men in key positions, whose calling up has been temporarily deferred, the men concerned are either covered by the Schedule of Reserved Occupations, or employed or waiting employment in His Majesty's ships, or medically unfit for military service.