HC Deb 05 May 1943 vol 389 c181W
Mr. Granville

asked the Secretary of State for India if he is aware that members of the Royal Air Force serving in India are compelled to pay 4 ½d. for safety razor blades, 3s. for a tube of tooth-paste and 7 ½d. for a packet of envelopes in service canteens; and if he will inquire why such prices are charged to members of His Majesty's Forces serving abroad?

Mr. Amery

Canteen prices are fixed by the Government of India, who are well aware that it is desirable that necessities should be available at reasonable prices, and I do not think that interference on my part with their discretion would be helpful.