HC Deb 19 October 1943 vol 392 c1202
33. Major Conant

asked the Secretary of State for War what steps are being taken to co-ordinate the efforts of the many military benevolent organisations so that their funds may be used to the best advantage?

Sir J. Grigg

The British Legion, the National Association for Employment of Regular Sailors, Soldiers and Airmen, the Soldiers', Sailors' and Airmen's Help Society and the Soldiers', Sailors' and Airmen's Families Association, have agreed to form a council under an independent chairman, Lord Rushcliffe. Other organisations are being approached to join the Council, particularly those concerned with the Navy and R.A.F.

Major Conant

Have the Council held their first meeting yet; and would my right hon. Friend suggest to the Council the possibility of forming a Central Register?

Sir J. Grigg

I think they have held their first meeting, but I am not sure. Certainly I will convey my hon. and gallant Friend's suggestion to them.