§ 85. Viscount WOLMER
asked the Secretary of State for War the reasons why the Navy, Army, and Air Force institutes have advanced £14,000 on mortgage to the Schools and Services Supplies, Limited; whether he is aware that the Schools and Services Supplies, Limited, is a co-operative society of schoolmasters, with no connection with the services; that its directors are all civilians; that its members and clientèle are almost exclusively schoolmasters; and that it exists purely for its own benefit; and whether it is the intention of the Government that the Navy, Army, and Air Force institutes should use money handed over by the Expeditionary Force canteens to finance private undertakings of this nature?
§ Sir L. WORTHINGTON-EVANS
As I informed my Noble Friend on the 7th March last, the so-called advance is, in fact, an unpaid balance of purchase money for a warehouse which has been sold, by the Navy, Army, and Air Force institutes to the purchaser in question, to greater advantage by reason of the fact that payment has been taken in instalments.