§ Lieut.-Colonel Hare
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will consider the extension of other ranks' clubs in occupied areas in Europe on a larger scale than is at present planned in order to provide suitable relaxation for these men during the coming winter months.1272W
§ Mr. Lawson
The scale of clubs is reasonably adequate, but non-availability of staff, and to some extent rations, are limiting factors. The changing needs of the different localities are reviewed weekly, and new clubs are opened, or old ones closed, as necessary. In addition to the clubs and canteens, there are local leave centres. If the hon. and gallant Member has in mind any particular case where the facilities are insufficient and will send me particulars I will have it investigated.