HC Deb 23 May 1944 vol 400 cc555-6
21. Mr. John Dugdale

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will consider allowing soldiers to attend E.N.S.A. concerts without payment as munition workers are allowed to attend similar concerts held in the factories in which they work.

Sir J. Grigg

Most E.N.S.A. concerts given to munition workers are of a type which, when routed to His Majesty's Forces, is given free. When a type of show in respect of which charges are made to the Forces is given to munition workers, the munition workers are also charged. There is thus no appreciable difference in treatment between munition workers and the Forces.

Mr. Dugdale

Will the right hon. Gentleman not consider using some of the profits of N.A.A.F.I. to finance E.N.S.A. concerts?

Sir J. Grigg

Very large sums indeed, something very much in seven figures, are being used.