HC Deb 28 October 1919 vol 120 c466
42. Mr. CAPE

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that the two ex-Service men's organisations known as the Comrades of the Great War and the National Federation of Discharged and Demobilised Soldiers and Sailors are represented on the Committee under General Lord Byng in connection with the disbursement of the accumulated canteen profits, and that it is proposed to entrust the administration of the fund largely to the local branches of these two organisations; that the National Union of ex-Service men, which in a number of areas is stronger in membership than either of the other two organisations, has been refused representation on the Committee or any participation in the work of administration; and whether, in order to ensure equal treatment to all such organisations, the services of the National Union of ex-Service Men will be utilised and the organisation given representation on the Committee?


The constitution of the Executive Committee of the United Services Fund has not been decided finally. The establishment and incorporation of this fund will be effected by Royal Charter, the terms of which are at present under discussion.