HC Deb 14 March 1955 vol 538 c100W
61. Mr. Hamilton

asked the Minister of Defence whether, in view of the decision to rely on the deterrent of the hydrogen bomb as our main defence he will now institute an inquiry into the length of National Service with a view to its reduction.

Mr. H. Macmillan

I would refer the hon. Member to paragraphs 67 to 69 of this year's Statement on Defence where the conclusions reached by Her Majesty's Government on this matter are set out.