HC Deb 19 June 1956 vol 554 cc87-8W
85. Mr. Wigg

asked the Secretary of State for War whether the members of the Women's Royal Army Corps, employed as ticket checkers and door attendants at the Antique Dealers' Fair on 13th June, were so employed with his authority; and whether he will state the period and conditions of such employment.

Mr. F. Maclean

Nine members of the Women's Royal Army Corps volunteered for this work. They are acting as ushers between 11.0 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. on weekdays with breaks for lunch and tea and during the afternoon. Their fares are paid and meals provided by the organisers of the exhibition and a generous contribution is made to the Women's Royal Army Corps Benevolent Fund. These arrangements, which had not previously come to my right hon. Friend's notice, were wrongly authorised because of a misunderstanding of the regulations and will not be repeated.