HC Deb 21 March 1922 vol 152 cc203-4

asked the Secretary of State for War if he will ascertain from the War Office representative on the Navy, Army, and Air Force Institutes Board, and inform the House, as to the reason why no trading accounts or balance sheets have been published by the said Board for over four years; and when it is intended that a statement of accounts and balance sheet will be published?

The SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Sir Laming Worthington-Evans)

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which I gave on the 13th February to my hon. Friends the Members for Carmarthen and the Drake Division of Plymouth.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the last accounts published in 1918 by these institutes showed a turnover of over £40,000,000, and having regard to the fact that they are rent, rates and taxes free and carry on their business in Government property, does he not think it very desirable that some account of their working should be published?


I cannot admit the statements of fact that my hon. Friend has imported into his supplementary question. I will send him a copy of the answers to which I referred.

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