HC Deb 10 February 1942 vol 377 c1371
11. Mr. Bower

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware of the shortage of musical instruments, especially in isolated Auxiliary Territorial Service posts; and whether the welfare officers are granted funds enough to supply them?

Sir E. Grigg

The difficulty in satisfying all demands for musical instruments for dance bands and orchestras is due to shortage of supply and not to lack of funds. I am not aware however of any applications by Auxiliary Territorial Service units which have had to be refused.