HC Deb 10 November 1954 vol 532 cc129-30W
Mr. de Freitas

asked the Minister of Defence what steps Her Majesty's Government have taken to obtain a standardised term of National Service for members of the armed forces of the Powers of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.

Mr. H. Macmillan

It is the view of Her Majesty's Government that the period of compulsory military service adopted by the various member countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisa- should be adequate to enable them to fulfil their obligations to that organisation.

It is for each member country to determine its actual period of compulsory service in the light of its financial and economic position and its commitments outside N.A.T.O.