HC Deb 26 July 1966 vol 732 cc239-40W
74. Mr. Ronald Atkins

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will seek a reduction of the British armed forces abroad which will release man- power, skilled and unskilled, and lead to a more purposive use of labour for the sake of increasing exports and giving effect to other national priorities.

Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu

One of the results of the Defence Review is that the British armed forces abroad will be reduced and defence will take no more manpower than is essential.