§ 84. Mr. Emrys Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for War how many recruits joined the Regular Army in March, April and May; and from what cities and counties they were recruited.
§ Mr. Profumo
1,923 recruits joined the Regular Army in March and 1,840 in April. Figures for May are not yet available. It is not practicable to say from what cities and counties they were recruited. The following table gives a regional breakdown:
Command March April Per cent. Per cent. Scottish 10.8 10.8 Northern 25.3 24.4 Eastern 7.5 7.3 Western 29.4 30.4 Southern 9.0 9.9 London District 12.3 11.5 Northern Ireland 5.7 5.7 Totals 100.0 100.0