It would be misleading to give actual figures at this stage, since reduction is steadily proceeding on the lines of the programme explained by me last year. As I informed the hon. and gallant Member for Central Hull on 16th February, I hope to make a full statement when introducing the Middle East Estimates. If the hon. Member will specify the exact period over which he desires information as to casualties, I shall be happy to supply it.
I think it would be more convenient to the House, and more in accordance with whet is usual, if I made a general full statement on the subject, which I am ready and anxious to do.