HC Deb 22 February 1917 vol 90 cc1478-9W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if he can state the nature of the objects to which the funds of the various regimental institutes are applied and the benefits accruing therefrom to the troops who are stationed in camp, or barracks in this country?


I assume that my hon. and learned Friend refers to the regimental funds which a unit accumulates mainly by rebate on the sale of goods in its regimental institute. It is not possible to give a list of the objects to which these funds may be applied, but a commanding officer has a general discretion to use them for the benefit of his troops, and the objects of expenditure naturally vary according to the needs and circumstances of the particular unit.