HC Deb 21 July 1942 vol 381 cc1405-6
45. Mrs. Tate

asked the Prime Minister whether, as the Government have in principle approved the admission of members of the Women's Land Army to all canteens open to the Armed Forces, he will have an instruction to this effect issued to all such canteens forthwith and thus avoid unnecessary delay and labour in implementation of the Government's avowed intentions?

The Prime Minister

Women's Land Army members will not be admitted to all canteens open to the Forces but only to some of those operated by the voluntary organisations. These arrangements are now well advanced, and I therefore do not feel it is necessary to issue a special instruction.

Mrs. Tate

Could the right hon. Gentleman tell me which Department or which co-ordinating body is responsible for the admittance of these girls to canteens, which has been agreed in principle?

The Prime Minister

I think that if there is any doubt on the matter, it would be better to address it to me or to the Deputy Prime Minister.