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Volume 441: debated on Wednesday 6 August 1947

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asked the Minister of Defence whether, in view of the decision to accelerate releases from the Army during the first quarter of 1948, he will now give his estimate of the numbers of men and women who will be serving in the forces on 31st March, 1948.

I would ask my hon. Friend to await the statement to be made this afternoon by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister, in the Debate on the state of the nation.

In view of the fact that confidence in similar replies to other Questions has often proved to be misplaced, can my right hon. Friend give a guarantee that the information asked for in the Question will be given by the Prime Minister?