§ 24. Lieut.-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore
asked the Secretary of State for War whether any funds, and of what nature, are available for welfare work among the troops in this country?
§ The Financial Secretary to the War Office (Mr. Richard Law)
Hitherto, funds for welfare work in the Army have been found mainly from voluntary sources, to whose generosity I should like to pay a tribute. Recently, the whole question of welfare was exhaustively examined and certain recommendations were made. But my hon. and gallant Friend will appreciate it if I say that the recommendations came forward just when the Battle of France was beginning, and it has been difficult to deal with them up to now.
§ Sir T. Moore
Will my hon. Friend hasten a decision on this matter, because there is a certain amount of concern as to how the welfare of the troops is being administered?
§ Mr. Gledhill
Is it possible to meet the cost of this welfare out of the large profits made by the Navy, Army and Air Force Institute canteens?