HC Deb 01 February 1983 vol 36 cc65-6W
32. Sir David Price

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the present state of recruitment to the Guards Division.

Mr. Wiggin

Recruitment to the Guards Division is very satisfactory. Soldier recruitment is expected to achieve its 1982–83 target and, although there will be a shortfall in the number of officers recruited during 1982–83, it will be very small and is not expected to cause any difficulties.