23. Lieut.-Colonel MALONE
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he will state the present extent of the United Services Fund; who is responsible for its administration; and what proposals are intended for its administration in the future?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Sir A. Williamson)
My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply. Pending the completion of the realisation of the surplus assets of Army canteens, it is not possible to say what sums will ultimately be available for the United Services Fund, but approximately £2,500,000 has already been handed over. A scheme has been drawn up by which the Fund is administered by a Council of Management, of which General Lord Byng is Chairman, and which includes representatives of the principal ex-service organisations.
§ Viscount CURZON
May I ask whether it is still the intention of the War Office or of the Department that is responsible to continue to call this Fund the United Services Fund, in view of the decision of the Navy upon that?
§ Sir A. WILLIAMSON
I think if the hon. Member will write to those who have the Fund in hand, he may be able to obtain the information direct.