HC Deb 10 November 1980 vol 992 cc60-1W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if it is his policy to intensify recruiting activities in areas of high unemployment.

Mr. Pattie

We recruit in all areas of the United Kingdom and concentrate particularly in areas with high density of population and strong traditions of service in the Armed Forces. Whilst areas of local high unemployment may mean higher than normal levels of inquiries in local careers information offices, the selection procedures are designed to ensure that only applicants of both the right calibre and motivation are recruited into the Services.