HC Deb 27 June 1962 vol 661 cc153-4W
61. Mr. Ross

asked the Secretary of State for War how many men have now received intimation of deferred release; how many have appealed; and what proportion of appeals so far investigated have been allowed by the Hardship Advisory Committee.

Mr. Profumo

9,912 National Service men have been given notice of retention for an additional six months' service under the provisions of the Army Reserve Act, 1962. 1,195 of these men have so far submitted appeals against such retention. Not all of these appeals have yet been investigated in full, but of those which have 18 per cent. have been approved.