§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Mr. Forster)
I am not yet in a position to make an announcement as to the future organisation for dealing with canteen funds, but I hope to be able to do so at an early date.
§ Major WHELER
Will not the hon. Gentleman consider the desirability of trying to reduce the charges of the articles, so that a profit shall not be made and the men shall get absolute value for their money?
§ 16. Brigadier-General WIGAN
asked the Secretary of State for War if he can state approximately the amount of money now in the hands of the authorities arising from the profits from Army canteens, and if any decision has yet been come to as to the disposal of the same?
§ Mr. FORSTER
The only sum at present available is the Central Regimental Institutes Fund amounting to about £720,000. The profits of the Navy and Army Canteen Board are being used as working capital, and the surplus assets of the Expeditionary Force Canteens, which are being wound up, have not yet been definitely ascertained.