HC Deb 18 December 1916 vol 88 c1112
33. Mr. W. THORNE

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office if he is aware that on Sunday, 3rd December, a number of men of the 63rd Battalion Training Reserve stationed at 20th Camp, Kinmel Park, Denbighshire, were paraded and drilled, and that on arrival at the camp were unable to obtain dinner, as there was not enough food to go round; and whether he will endeavour to stop the practice of strenuous drilling on Sundays and make inquiries into the alleged lack of food?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Mr. I. Macpherson)

I have made inquiry, and I find that the feeding arrangements on the occasion in question were quite satisfactory, and that there was no question of any shortage of food. No complaints were received from the orderly officer nor from any non-commissioned officer or man on that day. No drilling is done on Sundays beyond what the exigencies of the Service require.