HC Deb 01 February 1955 vol 536 c87W
81. Mr. Bellenger

asked the Secretary of State for War how far recruiting falls short of the target figures set for the Regular Army; and how many recruits are drawn from internal and external sources.

Mr. F. Maclean

There is no fixed ceiling for recruiting. During 1954 the number of recruits (excluding women and boys) drawn from external sources was 30,525 and from internal sources 5,636. These figures show that during the past three years the percentage of Regular recruits to National Service intake into the Army has remained very nearly constant at 25 per cent.

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