HC Deb 20 July 1937 vol 326 c1957
28. Mr. Lambert

asked the Secretary of State for War whether fresh liquid milk is issued to all the troops at Fort Tregantle, Plymouth, or only to the officers' and sergeants' messes.

Mr. Hore-Belisha

The troops at Fort Tregantle are in a weapon training camp open only from April to September—the average strength being 280. The men stay there a week to a month, and more than one unit may be represented. The practice with regard to purchasing fresh or tinned milk, therefore, varies according to the arrangements made by the particular messing officer, whose duty it is to consult the wishes of the troops. I am informed that fresh milk is being purchased by the officers' and sergeants' messes at Fort Tregantle, and that the men's mess formerly purchased fresh milk but have since expressed a preference for tinned milk.

Mr. G. Griffiths

Will the Minister take a ballot on it among the men?