§ 5. Mr. Emrys Hughes
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Defence to give an estimate of the number of Soviet divisions that are now in Eastern Europe; and to what extent he anticipates they can be increased.
§ Mr. Hughes
Has the Minister made any calculation as to what extent the Russian and satellite forces are likely to 207 be increased if we proceed with German rearmament? How are we to catch up with 400 divisions and, if he tries to attempt that, how will he carry out the instructions of the Chancellor of the Exchequer to reduce defence expenditure?