§ 23. Mr. Baldry
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement as to present recruitment into the Home Service Force.
§ Mr. Freeman
At 30 April 1986, the latest date for which figures are available, the strength of the Home492W Service Force was 3,133 against a current establishment of some 4,200. It is growing at a rate of about 60 per month towards the target of about 5,000 by 1990.