§ 93. Brigadier Low
asked the Secretary of State for War if he will give up-to-date figures of the number of other ranks and officers who have been recruited to the Army under the Short-Service Scheme and under normal engagements, respectively, during 1946; and if he will include in these figures, and also show, separately, the numbers of other ranks and officers then serving in the Army on emergency engagements or commissions, who have extended their service on a Short-Service Scheme or a Regular engagement.
§ Mr. Lawson
Below is a tabulated statement of the numbers. In the case of the figures for the short service schemes for officers and other ranks, I must make it clear that they do not include those applications which have been received but not yet approved.
Admissions to the Regular Army: January-mid-July, 1946. — Normal Regulars. Short Service. Total. (a) Officers— Serving in the Army. 960 228 1,188 Already released — 430 430 Total, officers 960 658 1,618 (b) Other ranks— Serving in the Army. 818 159 977 Already released 8,754 1,289 10,043 Total, other ranks. 9,572 1,448 11,020