Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that, in common with other Service Ministries, his Department is making these cuts piecemeal? Can he say whether he has been given an instruction by the Minister of Defence not to show the full extent of the economies being made by showing them in one statement at the proper time?
No, I do not accept what the right hon. Gentleman has just said. It is inevitable for these establishments to run down as the size of the Service runs down. We are trying to give people proper and adequate notice, and shall continue to do so, and shall certainly do all we can to place the staffs concerned.