HC Deb 22 March 1922 vol 152 c488W
Sir W. de FRECE

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether all the money allocated under the Profits of the Navy and Army Canteen Fund has now been distributed to the ex-service men for whose benefit it was set aside on a percentage basis: and whether he is able to make any statement as to the general effect of the directions in which this money has been employed?


As stated in the Report of the Committee, presided over by my hon. Friend the Member for the Ecclesall Division of Sheffield (Sir S. Roberts), the total amount available for transfer to the United Services Fund is expected to reach £7,000,000. Of this total, £3,849,000 has already been paid over to the fund, which was specially constituted under the Chairmanship, at present, of Lord Haig, to administer the money for the benefit of ex-service men and their dependants. Inquiries as to the use which is being made of the money should be addressed to the Organising Secretary of the Fund at 29, Cromwell Road, S.W.7. The disposal of the balance, which has not yet been paid over to the fund, is still under consideration, but I hope to make a statement on the subject at an early date.