§ Mrs. Mann
asked the Secretary of State for War what representations he has received from the National Executive of the British Legion concerning the drafting of inexperienced National Service men in Cyprus; and whether he will now cease to do so, or, alternatively, extend the period of training before drafting such persons to terrorist areas.
§ Mr. F. Maclean
None. Experience has shown that the present rules produce an efficient soldier who is capable of performing his duty in difficult conditions in Cyprus or elsewhere, and I do not consider that any change is necessary.