HC Deb 22 February 1917 vol 90 c1481W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that a new interpretation has recently been imposed upon a command order issued by the Southern Command whereby soldiers are unable to visit clubs after 9 p.m.; whether he is aware that at Warwick and Stratford-on-Avon a number of soldiers are engaged upon their duties until 8 p.m. or even later, and are thus in effect debarred from any recreation at a club; and whether there is any valid reason for such an interpretation as above which has the effect of excluding soldiers from a club and its recreations after a long day's work?


Inquiries are being made, and my hon. Friend will be informed of the result.