HC Deb 23 October 1945 vol 414 cc1954-5W
Mr. Garry Allighan

asked the Minister of Labour the numbers of the men, both in the Services and in civilian life, who have volunteered for each of the Services since 18th June when group releases began.

Mr. Ness Edwards

The information desired by my hon. Friend is not immediately available. I will communicate with him as soon as possible.

W. Smithers

asked the Minister of Labour the approximate number of men and women in His Majesty's Forces who have expressed a wish to stay beyond their demobilisation period.

Mr. Ness Edwards

By the end of September, approximately 47,000 men and 10,000 women in the Services had volunteered to serve beyond their normal release dates