HC Deb 03 July 1957 vol 572 c122W
92. Mr. F. M. Bennett

asked the Minister of Defence whether he will take immediate steps to dispel anxiety in the Armed Forces arising from lack of information regarding future reduction in manpower, especially in view of the adverse effect this is having on recruiting.

Mr. Sandys

I am anxious as soon as possible to remove uncertainty among members of the Forces as to how they themselves and their units may be affected by the reductions foreshadowed in the White Paper outlining future Defence Policy. The necessary announcements will be made at the earliest practicable moment.

95. Mr. Remnant

asked the Minister of Defence whether he will now state the date after which Service officers who resign in order to take up civilian employment will receive compensation.

Mr. Sandys

A comprehensive announcement on terms and conditions of compensation will be made very shortly.