HC Deb 03 December 1941 vol 376 c1149W
Mr. Rhys Davies

asked the Secretary of State for Air how many canteens for women serving under the control of the Air Ministry are there in which intoxicants are supplied; and whether any regulations concerning such supply, made by the Home Secretary or the Scottish Secretary, apply to these canteens?

Sir A. Sinclair

Canteens for women only are not run under Air Ministry auspices. There are over 100 licensed canteens for civilian personnel which may be used by women employees. These canteens are subject to such conditions and restrictions as may be agreed between the competent authority under Defence Regulation 60AA and the Secretary of State for the Home Department or the Secretary of State for Scotland, as the case may be. Canteens for R.A.F. personnel, which members of the W.A.A.F. may use, are subject only to Service regulations which prohibit, save on special occasions, the sale of intoxicating liquors other than beer.

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