§ 113. Mr. Wingfield Digby
asked the Minister of Defence whether, in view of the latest recruiting figures, he is still satisfied that the three Services can still retain their planned strength in the future and, in particular, the Army its total of 165,000, without shortage in any categories, unless an improvement in recruiting can be achieved; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Watkinson
The latest recruiting figures in no way alter my view that the Services will be able to maintain balanced forces of the strength planned and that shortage in particular categories will be manageable.