§ 22. Sir Douglas Hacking
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will allow a certain number of rifles and a reasonable supply of ammunition to be retained by companies or platoons of the Home Guard who desire to form themselves into rifle clubs after their disbandment as Home Guard units.
§ The Secretary of State for War (Sir James Grigg)
I do not see my way to allow rifles and ammunition to be retained by companies or platoons of the Home Guard for the purpose of rifle shooting. I am, however, considering a scheme which will fulfil the purpose which I think my right hon. Friend has in mind.
§ 25. Dr. Edith Summerskill
asked the Secretary of State for War whether the Home Guard auxiliaries are also to receive certificates of service in recognition of their work.
§ Sir J. Grigg
The certificate which will be issued to members of the Home Guard would not be appropriate for the Home Guard auxiliaries, and arrangements are therefore being made to issue a special certificate to them.