HC Deb 22 June 1954 vol 529 c13W
1. Mr. Mikardo

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Defence whether he will now take steps to ensure that National Service men are not used for garrison duties, but are devoted to the training for which National Service is intended.

Mr. Birch

Command Paper 8026, issued in August, 1950, stated that the objects of National Service were to build up our trained reserves and to supplement Regulars in carrying out our commitments. The objects remain the same.