HC Deb 24 May 1973 vol 857 cc135-6W
Mr. Blenkinsop

asked the Minister of State for Defence how many men have been recruited into Her Majesty's Forces during each of the years 1969–70–71–72 in the Northern Region; how these figures compared with other regions in the United Kingdom; and how this recruitment is made up in age categories including school leavers.

Mr. Ian Gilmour

The following table gives the numbers of Service men recruited in each of the regions during the financial years 1968–69 to 1971–72:—

Mr. Buck

It is not envisaged that the programme for the construction of new buildings and the reconstruction of old buildings in Her Majesty's Dockyard, Devonport, will be affected by the savings in defence expenditure to be made in 1974–75.