HC Deb 20 November 1950 vol 481 c18W
Mr. Finch

asked the Secretary of State for War how many colliery workers have joined the Army since 1st January, 1950, and how many have been called up as reservists.

Mr. Strachey

One thousand, four hundred and fifty-five colliery workers have enlisted at Army recruiting offices since 1st January, 1950. Up to date records are not kept of the civilian occupations of Regular Reservists and it is not therefore possible to say how many of the Regular Reservists who have been recalled were colliery workers.