Oral Answers to Questions — Navy, Army, and Air Force Institutes.

– in the House of Commons on 9th June 1942.

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Photo of Mr Frederick Bellenger Mr Frederick Bellenger , Bassetlaw

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he can now indicate what arrangements are to be made to implement the recommendation of the Select Commitee on National Expenditure regarding the attachment of representatives from the ranks to the headquarters of the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes?

Photo of Sir James Grigg Sir James Grigg , Cardiff East

The whole question is still under discussion, and I regret, therefore, that I am not yet in a position to give my hon. Friend any further information.

Photo of Mr Frederick Bellenger Mr Frederick Bellenger , Bassetlaw

In view of the long time which has elapsed since the Select Committee made its report on this matter, can my right hon. Friend do anything to expedite what most of us think should be quite a simple decision?

Photo of Sir James Grigg Sir James Grigg , Cardiff East

Without accepting the hon. Member's definition of simplicity, I will certainly do what I can to hurry it up.