HC Deb 26 January 1955 vol 536 c28W
65. Mr. Swingler

asked the Minister of Defence his estimate of the net increase in voluntary recruitment to the Armed Forces required to effect a six months' reduction in the National Service period.

Mr. H. Macmillan

On the assumption, which it is by no means prudent to make, that no other effects on recruitment were to follow, it would be necessary to increase the strength of the Regular component of the Forces by over 70,000.

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