§ Mr. Benyon
asked the Minister of State for Defence what progress is being made with the recruitment of men for the Armed Forces.
§ Lord Balniel
The latest returns to 30th September, 1971, show that, despite a planned drop in R.A.F. recruiting, a total of 44,100 male other ranks were recruited during the last 12 months, the highest such figure since early 1963.