HC Deb 03 August 1943 vol 391 cc2075-6
42. Lieut.-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore

asked the Secretary of State for War how many bands exist in the Army Cadet Force and how they are employed, both for the benefit of the Force itself and the civil community?

Sir J. Grigg

Bands are not part of the establishment of the Army Cadet Force, and I regret that it is not known how many have been formed by members of the Force or precisely when they play.

Sir T. Moore

Would it not be a good plan, in view of the value of such bands both to cadets and to the civilian population, to give official concurrence to their formation?

Sir J. Grigg

The hon. and gallant Member has been at me on numerous occasions to use bands belonging to other organisations for other purposes, and I think the only answer I can give is that there are not enough bands for all purposes.