HC Deb 05 March 1940 vol 358 cc235-6W
Miss Rathbone

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that there is dissatisfaction among some 100 women volunteers of the Auxiliary Territorial Service employed in the regimental pay office at Hastings who have hitherto been permitted to live at home or in lodgings, as are also the men of the Royal Army Pay Corps, and are now informed that large empty buildings are being requisitioned to house them; whether he is satisfied that this change is necessary, and for what reasons; and whether women who can show that their present living arrangements are satisfactory will be permitted to continue them?

Mr. Stanley

No reports of dissatisfaction have come to my notice. It is ordinarily far better for the health, discipline and well-being of personnel of the Auxiliary Territorial Service that they should be in quarters, but permission to sleep out can be given in suitable cases.

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