HC Deb 26 February 1919 vol 112 c1788W
Lieutenant-Colonel ARCHER-SHEE

asked the Secretary of State for War whether arrangements could be made under which discharged sailors and soldiers should be allowed to purchase beds, bedding, and other articles of furniture from Government surplus stores at a fixed cheap rate in order to assist them in setting up their homes?


Whilst I am afraid it would be impracticable for the Disposal Board to deal with individual discharged sailors and soldiers on the lines suggested by my hon. and gallant Friend, as I stated on 13th February in reply to a question from the hon. Member for Eastbourne, I should be glad to consider applications from approved organisations, interested in the welfare of discharged Service men, for the purchase of articles of the nature indicated.