HC Deb 04 June 1957 vol 571 c1051
5. Mr. Lipton

asked the Secretary of State for War under what regulations governing barrack room inspections soldiers are required to remove family photographs from their lockers.

Mr. J. Amery

There are no such regulations.

Mr. Lipton

Will the hon. Gentleman give an assurance that commanding officers will be able to follow a reasonably uniform practice? Is he aware that in some cases soldiers have been ordered to remove family photographs, other than photographs of the Royal family, and that in other cases they are allowed one or two photographs, and that this kind of interference causes a lot of annoyance and ill will?

Mr. Amery

I have looked into this matter, as the hon. Gentleman is aware. He may have misunderstood my reply by letter to him. My information is that soldiers may display one or two family photographs at all times but they are expected to remove their "pin-up" photographs during inspection.