No, sir. Let me say very definitely to the hon. member that the numbers on which we are working and to which I have referred as adequate reserves are people who are immediately available to go into the units in replacement or people who would be able to come in in the early part of the following month. There is a pool. We are breaking it down now for purposes of calculation into blocks of a month's length, setting
the casualties not day by day but month by month, and therefore we have to put on the available side a double figure; that is, those who are available at the beginning of the month and those who are becoming available. Therefore the two come together. The staffs are satisfied as to the adequacy of those figures. That is, the units can be kept fully up to strength.
Topic: REINFORCEMENTS-QUESTIONING OF MINISTER OF NATIONAL DEFENCE