HC Deb 22 June 1955 vol 542 c75W
86. Mr. Callaghan

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty to what extent recruitment is falling short of requirement.

Commander Noble

The actual number of naval ratings and Royal Marine other ranks recruited during the financial year 1954–55 was 7,722 compared with the estimate of 8,100 which was given in the statement on this year's Navy Estimates.