HC Deb 13 May 1941 vol 371 c1089W
Sir T. Moore

asked the Secretary of State for War whether his instructions, in respect of the more frequent use of military bands for the escort of troops in London and the provinces, have had successful results; and, if so, what these are?

Captain Margesson

My hon. and gallant Friend will appreciate that full particulars of the use of military bands can only be obtained by calling for detailed returns from every band in the country, and I am sure that he will share my reluctance to place an additional burden on units at a time when every effort is being made by my Department to reduce the number of returns to a minimum.

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