HC Deb 14 June 1944 vol 400 c1983
61. Mr. Lipson

asked the Secretary of State for War why, in the Middle East base areas, certain hotels and restaurants are in bounds for officers only and not for other ranks; and is he aware that this discrimination is resented.

The Financial Secretary to the War Office (Mr. Arthur Henderson)

A report on this is being forwarded by the Middle East. When it is received I will communicate with my hon. Friend.

Mr. A. Bevan

Does my hon. and learned Friend realise that many Members of the House have received complaints from serving soldiers on this matter, and will he therefore make known to the House itself any reply he receives?

Mr. Henderson

Certainly, Sir.

Mr. John Dugdale

Is my hon. and learned Friend aware that at the Queen's Hotel in Aldershot there are two bars, one marked "Officers and cadets," and the other, curiously enough, "Gentlemen only"?