HC Deb 13 December 1928 vol 223 c2339

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether any decision has yet been reached regarding the question as to whether the Navy, Army, and Air Force Institutes are to undertake the conduct of all bookstalls in His Majesty's dockyards and naval establishments?

Lieut.-Colonel HEADLAM

The whole question of the management of bookstalls is under consideration, but I can assure the hon. Member that the Admiralty have no intention of granting a monopoly to the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes in the conduct of bookstalls in His Majesty's dockyards and naval establishments.


May I ask if the Board of Admiralty will bear in mind the interests of local tradesmen, who have performed this work for many years?

Lieut.-Colonel HEADLAM

The Board of Admiralty always bear that in mind.