HC Deb 18 November 1919 vol 121 c787
13. Mr. BRIANT

asked how long the Dress and Uniform Committee has existed; if it has finished its deliberations, and what was the cost of staff and printing in connection with the work?


This Committee held its first meeting on 2nd May, and reported early in September last. The staff consisted of an officer as secretary and an ex-soldier clerk, who were temporarily detailed for the work. The cost of printing the Report of the Committee was £20 6s.


Is it not a fact that these premises have not been used for a long time, and that we are paying £300 a year for the accommodation of two people?


That is not so in the case of the Committee mentioned. The Dress and Uniform Committee had accommodation for a great deal more than two people. It is so in the case of the Committee to which my hon. Friend's previous questions referred, but that was purely a temporary occupation.