§ Mr. Stokes
asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many men and women were employed in the Royal Navy, the Army and the Royal Air Force, respectively, in the years 1944, 1954, 1964 and 1974, respectively.
§ Mr. William Rodgers
The information is as follows:
Males Females As at 31st December 1944 RN/RM 792,000 73,000 Army 2,774,000 197,000 RAF 996,000 166,000 Nursing Services — 21,000 Tri-Service totals 4,562,000 457,000
Innsworth, including the Royal Air Force Personnel Management Centre. I am unable to say at present what effect the defence review will have on these numbers.