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National Service Men (Cost)

Volume 526: debated on Monday 5 April 1954

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Defence the average annual cost of training, maintaining, and paying a National Service man at the latest date for which figures are available.

The average annual cost of maintaining and paying a National Service man is roughly £360. Since a large part of the training of National Service men is done at units and cannot be separately costed, it is not practicable to give an average figure for the cost of training.