HC Deb 30 January 1951 vol 483 cc692-3
3. Mr. Dodds-Parker

asked the Secretary of State for War why coal supplies in barracks were drastically cut after Christmas.

Mr. Strachey

Before Christmas, the War Office instructed Commands to take all steps necessary to conserve fuel supplies but to ensure that a reasonable standard of comfort was maintained.

Mr. Dodds-Parker

Will the Secretary of State ensure that when these cuts are made the troops will be assured that they will not always appear to be the first to have to take them?

Mr. Strachey

Yes, certainly. I am very concerned that they get adequate supplies.