HC Deb 06 May 1941 vol 371 cc712-3W
Mr. McKinlay

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the number of recruits obtained for the Land Army in Scotland; and whether he can give any particulars regarding their effective use?

Mr. Johnston

Recruitment for the Women's Land Army commenced in 1939. Effective enrolments in the Scottish force as at the end of April, 1941, were 1,300. Of these 751 are trained or experienced volunteers in employment on farms in Scotland; 70 were in process of being placed in jobs; 163 others were training at agricultural college farms, or on private farms where subsequent employment was in prospect; and the remaining 316, most of whom represent recent recruits, will be trained and placed at the earliest possible moment.