§ Mr. H. McLAREN
asked the Secretary of State for War what is the number of voluntary enlistments to date for the Armies of Occupation; and what further numbers of enlistments are required to enable all men now compelled to serve under the Military Service Acts to be released?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
As I stated in answer to an oral question by the hon. Member for Elland on 3rd June, the total number of recruits and men re-enlisted since the date of the Armistice is 125,483. To this must be added the present strength of the Regular Army, which is 66,900, making a total of 192,383. The number of men required at present for all purposes, including the Armies of Occupation and Home and Colonial Establishments, is 1,100,000, which will be reduced later in the year to 952,000, the figure given in Vote A of the Army Estimates for the current financial year ending 31st March, 1920.