HC Deb 21 May 1946 vol 423 c186
73. Mr. Nally

asked the Secretary of State for War what is the total sum now standing to reserve in the accounts of the N.A.A.F.I.; and what action is proposed to ensure that such sum shall be used for the maximum benefit of existing and demobilised Service personnel.

Mr. Bellenger

The last balance sheet of the N.A.A.F.I., that as at 2nd September, 1944, shows that the net war revenue undistributed at that date amounted to: Navy, £148,088; Army and Air Force, £83,082; total, £231,170. The surplus for the next year will not be known until the year's accounts are complete about August of this year. The surplus will then be distributed by the three Service Ministries.

Mr. Walkden

Would my hon. Friend suggest to the N.A.A.F.I. directorate that their next balance sheet should include the estimated value of all goods and chattels that are in stock or on their hands, so that we can have a real estimate of what should be surplus at the end at of 1946?

Mr. Bellenger

Yes, Sir, I will see that that suggestion is brought to the attention of N.A.A.F.I.