§ Mr. RATCLIFFE
asked the Secretary of State for War why the expensive shop premises and upper rooms, Nos. 17, 19, 21, 23, and 25, Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, are still being retained by the Navy and Army Canteen Board; what is the annual rent paid for these premises; if it is intended to give them up at an Early date; and, if necessary, will he obtain cheaper and less prominent premises for the purpose?
§ Sir L. WORTHINGTON-EVANS
I understand that no opportunity of securing suitable alternative premises on better terms has yet presented itself. The rent paid by the Board is not chargeable to Army funds.