HC Deb 13 November 1970 vol 806 c267W
Mr. Kilfedder

asked the Minister of State for Defence how many Army recruits with addresses in the Republic of Ireland have deserted from the Depot of the Royal Irish Rangers in each of the last five years, showing each training squad respectively.

Mr. Ian Gilmour

Starting with 1965, the total figures are 31, 39, 50, 42 and 50, respectively. Figures for recruits alone and by training squads are not available.