Reserve (Strength)

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12th July 1949.

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Photo of Sir Henry Legge-Bourke Sir Henry Legge-Bourke , Isle of Ely 12:00 am, 12th July 1949

asked the Secretary of State for War what were the strengths of sections A, B and D, respectively, of the Army Reserve on 1st January, 1938.

Photo of Mr Emanuel Shinwell Mr Emanuel Shinwell , Seaham

Four thousand, seven hundred and ninety-nine, 79,917 and 40,232 respectively.

Photo of Sir Henry Legge-Bourke Sir Henry Legge-Bourke , Isle of Ely

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that if his Parliamentary Secretary had had the courtesy to answer the Question I asked him last week, I need not have bothered him for these figures?

Photo of Mr Emanuel Shinwell Mr Emanuel Shinwell , Seaham

I will not accept that at all. The Parliamentary Secretary is most courteous in his replies to Questions.