HC Deb 20 November 1941 vol 376 cc470-1W
Mr. Muff

asked the President of the Board of Education whether it is with the approval of his Department that free beer was taken to the boys' camp of the Huddersfield College by the headmaster; whether the provision of beer will rank for grant for this or similar boys' camps; and whether he can state the attitude of the Huddersfield Education Committee and what action they have taken?

Mr. Butler

The boys' camp to which the hon. Member refers was a camp organised for the Air Training Corps Squadron attached to the Huddersfield College, the arrangements for which were in no way subject to approval by my Department; nor does the expenditure involved rank for grant from the Board. I understand that the Huddersfield Education Committee have considered the matter and have taken steps to ensure that the incident shall not be repeated.