Oral Answers to Questions — United Services Fund.

– in the House of Commons on 10th May 1922.

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Photo of Colonel Charles Yate Colonel Charles Yate , Melton

84.

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether the inquiries as to the funds available for the settlement of the balance due from the Expeditionary Force Canteens and Navy and Army Canteen Board to the United Services Fund are now concluded; and, if so, what is the amount available, and when will it be paid over to the United Services Fund?

Photo of Mr Robert Sanders Mr Robert Sanders , Bridgwater

The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative, and the second part, therefore, does not arise.

Photo of Mr Granville Wheler Mr Granville Wheler , Faversham

What is the reason for this continued delay, which has been going on for a very long time, and the funds are Very badly wanted? Will the Report be expedited?

Photo of Mr Robert Sanders Mr Robert Sanders , Bridgwater

The reason for the delay is that it is an exceedingly complicated matter, and those concerned are making every effort to get out the Report as soon as possible.

Photo of Colonel Charles Yate Colonel Charles Yate , Melton

Can the hon. and gallant Gentleman give us any date?

Photo of Mr Robert Sanders Mr Robert Sanders , Bridgwater

I am afraid that would be very rash.