HC Deb 02 August 1939 vol 350 cc2416-7W
Mr. Rhys Davies

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that militiamen stationed at Fulwood Barracks, Preston, are complaining of the cooking, the quality, and the quantity of food supplied, and that the parents are so disturbed that they are considering sending parcels to make up the deficiency; and will he take steps to remedy this?

Sir V. Warrender

I have received no information to the effect suggested in the question, but a catering inspector is being sent forth with to Preston to report on the conditions. The men at this particular depot have always been well fed, and many reports have been published in the local Press to this effect.

Sir G. Fox

asked the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the complaints made about the catering arrangements at the 21st Anti-Aircraft Militia depot at Blandford; and whether he can arrange for an inspection to be made by a representative of the Army Catering Advisory Department?

Sir V. Warrender

I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given yesterday by my right hon. Friend to the hon. Member for Batley and Morley (Mr. H. Beaumont). Frequent visits have been made by catering officers.