HC Deb 23 July 1943 vol 391 c1227W
Major Nield

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is satisfied that the Provost Staff are adequately using their powers to prevent the troops overseas being charged exorbitant prices by local retailers, hotel and restaurant keepers?

Sir J. Grigg

The Provost Staff only have powers directly to enforce controlled prices in territories under martial law. In other areas this staff assists the civil authorities.