HC Deb 13 April 1943 vol 388 cc1042-3
22. Lieut. - Colonel Sir Thomas Moore

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that military bands accompanying troops have a much more stimulating effect on the civilian community than the same bands playing in a fixed location without troops; and will he direct his policy regarding this matter accordingly?

Sir J. Grigg

I am fully aware of the good effect of military bands, but, as I explained to my hon. and gallant Friend last week, the present needs of training do not as a rule enable bands to accompany units.

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