HC Deb 30 May 1956 vol 553 c15W
36. Mr. Lewis

asked the Minister of Defence what he estimates the annual savings to the Exchequer would be if National Service were abolished; and whether he will take the necessary action to bring about this saving in national expenditure.

Sir W. Monckton

The answer to the first part of the Question would depend upon the size of the Regular Forces to be maintained. This would in its turn depend on the commitments which they had to carry out and on the success of Regular recruiting. As regards the second part, I have nothing to add to my reply to Questions on this subject this afternoon.