HC Deb 19 February 1952 vol 496 cc19-20
8. Miss Burton

asked the Secretary of State for War what progress has been made in the provision of further amenities for Her Majesty's Forces in Korea.

Mr. Head

As I have already stated in the House, all the major units now have their own cinema projectors and mobile shows are arranged for the smaller units. From next month eight concert parties from this country and Australia are being sent to Korea at monthly intervals. In addition, there has been an improvement of N.A.A.F.I. facilities, including new arrangements for the supply and printing of films for cameras, better stocks of books, and a higher standard of catering in the canteens. The N.A.A.F.I. gift scheme is working well and now incorporates the insurance without extra expense to the sender of parcels sent home. Six members of the Women's Voluntary Services are now in Korea and working at the Divisional Rest Centre and canteens.

Miss Burton

Would the right hon. Gentleman see that as much publicity as possible is given to this reply? Is he aware that there is real feeling in the country that the men in Korea are not getting the amenities which they should have?

Mr. Head

Yes, I am well aware of that, and I shall welcome any publicity that is given to it.

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