HC Deb 11 May 1922 vol 153 c2393W

asked the Secretary of State for War what is the nature of the difficulties experienced in coming to a decision as to the disposal of the Expeditionary Force Canteens and Navy and Army Canteen Board assets; how many officials are employed in this Department in overcoming them; whether it is their whole-time occupation; and whether the situation is becoming clearer or otherwise?

Lieut.-Colonel STANLEY

The first part of the question cannot be dealt with within the limits of an answer in Parliament, but I hope to be in a position to make a statement on the subject shortly. With regard to the last part, no staff is specially assigned to the subject. The questions involved affect different Departments, and are not the whole-time occupation of any official. The situation is becoming clearer.