HC Deb 10 December 1919 vol 122 cc1319-20
68. Colonel BURN

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the decision of the Government to use canteen profits accumulated during the War as a fund, to be known as the United Services Fund, for the disposal of disabled and discharged officers, noncommissioned officers, and men, it would be possible to extend the principle thus adopted by introducing in Great Britain the system known as the Stockholm system now existing in Sweden, or some analogous plan, and using the profits for the above and other social purposes; and whether he will ask for a detailed Report on the working of the Stockholm system in Sweden both as to the financial side of the scheme and as to its effect on the social welfare of the country?

The SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Mr. Churchill)

The introduction into this country of the Stockholm system, which has no connection with the application of the profits derived from canteen funds, is not a question for the War Office.