Ceisteanna—Questions Oral Answers. - Naval Service Recruitment.

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asked the Minister for Defence if efforts to recruit more personnel to man the ships of the naval service have been successful.

My Department's efforts to enlist recruits in the Naval Service have been very successful. As I informed the Deputy on 15th December, 1971, in reply to a previous question, there is at present a shortage of executive branch officers in the Service. Steps are being taken to remedy that shortage.