§ Major GLYN
asked the Secretary of Stale for Foreign Affairs whether he is in a position to state what is the present effective strength of the land and air forces of the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics, active and reserve, and what are the corresponding figures for Poland; and what percentage reduction does this indicate since the Disarmament Conference first attended by a representative of the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics?1626W
§ Mr. SHAW
So far as I am aware, there has been no change in the active strengths of the armed forces of the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics and Poland since the figures in the League of Nations Armaments Year Book, 1930. As will be seen from that volume, there has been no reduction since 1927, the year when a representative of the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics first attended a disarmament conference. As regards reserve strength, no information is published and no reliable estimate is possible.
§ Major GLYN
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs how many foreign officers and non-commissioned officers are now employed with the land and air forces of the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics and Poland, and to which nationalities do these persons belong?