HC Deb 29 March 1955 vol 539 cc203-4
60. Major Legge-Bourke

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will examine the possibility of bringing the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes within the purview of the Monopolies Commission.

Mr. H. Strauss

No, Sir.

Major Legge-Bourke

After that rather unsatisfactory reply, would my hon. and learned Friend please look at the Manual of Catering Services, 1954, page 13, paragraph (c), which I think will be informative to him?

Mr. Strauss

My hon. and gallant Friend will appreciate that was only dealing with the monopoly aspect. The conditions to which the 1948 Act applies are not satisfied in the case of these Institutes, but if my hon. and gallant Friend wishes to put any further Questions on the subject, he should address them to my right hon. Friend the Minister of Defence.

Major Legge-Bourke

On a point of order. In view of the enormous importance of this matter of the N.A.A.F.I. to every serving man, I beg to give notice that I shall raise the matter on the Adjournment, with your approval, Mr. Speaker, I hope, on a Tuesday or Thursday.