Musical Instruments.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 10th February 1942.

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Mr. Bower:

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware of the shortage of musical instruments, especially in isolated Auxiliary Territorial Service posts; and whether the welfare officers are granted funds enough to supply them?

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Sir Edward Grigg Lieut-Colonel Sir Edward Grigg , Altrincham

The difficulty in satisfying all demands for musical instruments for dance bands and orchestras is due to shortage of supply and not to lack of funds. I am not aware however of any applications by Auxiliary Territorial Service units which have had to be refused.