HC Deb 21 October 1952 vol 505 c100W
124. Mr. Shinwell

asked the Secretary of State for War the number of men and women who have enrolled in the Home Guard; and whether he intends to proceed with the organisation of this branch of the service.

Mr. Head

Up to 15th September enrolments totalled 20,669, all men. In addition, 18,813, of whom 134 were women, had been registered for enrolment in an emergency. I certainly intend to press on with the formation of this force, but I shall shortly be announcing certain changes in the detailed organisation.