HC Deb 06 July 1949 vol 466 cc2135-6
38. Mr. Benn Levy

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty who is responsible for official music in the Royal Navy and Royal Marines.

Mr. John Dugdale

The Royal Marines provide the official musicians in the Royal Navy and Royal Marines. I am glad to take this opportunity of stating that they will in future have the help of Sir Malcolm Sargent who has kindly consented to become their honorary adviser in music.

Mr. Benn Levy

Is my right hon. Friend aware that I am delighted to hear that answer?

Vice-Admiral Taylor

Can we be told what constitutes "official music"?

Mr. Dugdale

It is not a reference to the kind of music, but to the occasions on which the music is to be played.

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