HC Deb 12 October 1943 vol 392 cc705-6
52. Major Conant

asked the Prime Minister whether he will take steps to coordinate the work of the organisations which exist for the benefit of ex-Service men and women to ensure that their funds are used to the best advantage without overlapping, at the lowest cost of administration, and with adequate safeguards for the prevention of fraud?

The Prime Minister

These organisations are to a large extent purely voluntary bodies, but it is the policy of the Departments concerned to co-ordinate their efforts so far as possible and to further their efficient administration. I understand that, with the encouragement of the Service Departments, certain of the largest organisations are already directing their efforts to closer co-ordination.