§ 27. Mr. Ian Winterbottom
asked the Secretary of State for War what alternative recreational facilities it is proposed to provide for British, Canadian and American personnel when the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes' Club, at Nottingham, is closed down in October.
§ Mr. Head
This was a war-time club and, when it is closed, it is not proposed to provide other facilities. There is now no major Army unit within Nottingham itself and the Army strength in the neighbourhood is much reduced. I understand that there are three civilian Y.M.C.A.s in Nottingham which welcome Service men passing through the town.
§ Mr. Winterbottom
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the club is being used by increasing numbers of Canadian and American Service men as well as British personnel and, in view of the fact that this club will continue to be used as 254 a canteen and club by N.A.A.F.I. personnel once it is closed to Army personnel, will the right hon. Gentleman persuade N.A.A.F.I. to allow their military colleagues to share the building with them?