HC Deb 22 February 1965 vol 707 c24W
91. Mr. Allason

asked the Secretary of State for Defence for how long the target of 15,000 Gurkhas is to remain; and what number of Gurkha recruits he is authorising for 1965.

Mr. Mulley

As long as our present commitments in support of Malaysia continue substantially unchanged, we have no intention of altering the strength of the Gurkha Brigade. We plan to recruit 900 men and 100 boys in 1965 which will employ the training organisation of the Brigade to its full capacity.