HC Deb 11 May 1944 vol 399 c2102W
Mr. Pearson

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that in April, 1944, the officer commanding a company of A.T.S., of which he has been informed, organised a prize draw for the A.T.S. Comforts Fund in which the chief prizes were bottles of whiskey and gin; and whether he will draw the attention of all officers to the War Office booklet, Health Memoranda for Soldiers, which states that spirituous drinks should be avoided.

Mr. A. Henderson

I understand that the prize draw to which my hon. Friend refers was organised in aid of an A.T.S. Comforts Fund. There were three prizes offered; a bottle of whiskey, a bottle of gin and a permanent wave. I understand that the booklet referred to, which was a pre-war publication, is no longer issued.