HC Deb 01 April 1941 vol 370 c842
13. Colonel Arthur Evans

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will give full particulars of the constitution of the Board of the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes; the system of liaison with the Army; and whether commanding officers can communicate suggestions for improvement in the service through the usual channels to the Board?

Captain Margesson

With regard to the first part of the Question, I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the answer given to my hon. Friend the Member for Cheltenham (Mr. Lipson) on 19th March last, of which I am sending him a copy. Liaison with the Army is maintained by the presence of Service representatives on both the Council of the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes and the Board of Management. In addition, both the new chairman of the Board of Management and the Army Council's representative on the Board have been provided with accommodation at the War Office in order to ensure close and constant liaison with the Quartermaster-General and the officers of his Department. The answer to the last part of the Question is "Yes, Sir."

Sir R. Acland

Is the Minister considering the possibility of making some arrangement whereby the private soldier can make the same sort of representations?

Captain Margesson

I should have thought that could have been arranged.