asked the Prime Minister whether he will consider the desirability of setting up a special Committee, or Commission, to investigate into and report upon the State trading monopoly carried on by the Navy, Army, and Air Force Institutes against which protests have been made by chambers of commerce and trade throughout the country; and whether, if such Committee or Commission is set up, he will include in it an adequate representation of trading and commercial interests in the country with an independent chairman?
No money has been advanced for the Navy, Army, and Air Force Institutes from any ex-service men's fund. If, as I presume, my Noble Friend refers to the working capital of the Navy, Army, and Air Force Institutes, I would refer him to the reply which I gave on the 13th February to my hon. Friends the Members for Carmarthen and the Drake Division of Plymouth.
I have already told the hon. Member that the Navy, Army, and Air Force Institutes have not borrowed any money from ex-service men's funds, and I have referred him to an answer which shows exactly how they are financed.