HC Deb 20 March 1922 vol 152 cc44-5

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the transfer of the business of the Army bacon supply from the Royal Army Service Corps to the Navy, Army, and Air Force Institutes, he will say if the latter concern is managed for profit, if any accounts of the same are published, and to what use such profits are put; and whether the institutes are in need of assistance of the nature referred to?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Lieut.-Colonel Sir R. Sanders)

The Navy, Army and Air Force Institute is registered under the Companies Act as trading not for profit, and any net profits which it may make will be allocated in due proportion for the benefit of members of the Navy, Army, and Air Force and of their dependants. Accounts will be published. With regard to the last part of the question, the supply of commuted articles of the ration, of which bacon is now one, has been assigned to the Navy, Army, and Air Force Institutes, for the purpose of convenience of distribution.

Sir W. DAVISON rose


The hon. Member really takes up more than his fair share of time.