Is the right hon. Gentleman aware of the very grave disquiet in well informed and responsible quarters over the appalling muddle in our defences? With so many confusing and contradictory statements by the Minister himself, should not the White Paper on Defence be issued much earlier? Perhaps he might even consider issuing a quarterly White Paper so that he can keep pace with all the wobblings in Government policy.
When my right hon. Friend publishes the White Paper, will he include in it some paragraphs dealing with the possibility of recruiting manpower from the Commonwealth and other dependent territories on the lines at present followed in the Gurkha Brigades? Is my right hon. Friend aware that there is ample manpower to be recruited from these spheres if sufficient originality and drive are devoted to the matter?