HC Deb 06 June 1944 vol 400 cc1180-1
4. Sir Waldron Smithers

asked the Secretary of State for War if he will issue the necessary instructions so that Army bandsmen can take private engagements in their spare time.

Sir J. Grigg

Bandsmen are allowed to accept engagements when they are on privilege leave, and I do not consider it desirable to go beyond this.