HC Deb 18 December 1963 vol 686 cc211-2W
54. Sir L. Ropner

asked the Secretary of State for War how recruitment during the latest six-monthly period for which figures are available compares with a similar period in 1961 and 1962; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Ramsden

8,807 adults were recruited from civil life during the six months May to October of this year. The comparable figures for 1962 and 1961 were 15,391 and 12,616.

I have nothing to add to what I said on recruiting on 9th December.