Oral Answers to Questions — Women's Land Army (Canteens).

– in the House of Commons on 21st July 1942.

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Photo of Mrs Mavis Tate Mrs Mavis Tate , Frome

asked the Prime Minister whether, as the Government have in principle approved the admission of members of the Women's Land Army to all canteens open to the Armed Forces, he will have an instruction to this effect issued to all such canteens forthwith and thus avoid unnecessary delay and labour in implementation of the Government's avowed intentions?

Photo of Mr Winston Churchill Mr Winston Churchill , Epping

Women's Land Army members will not be admitted to all canteens open to the Forces but only to some of those operated by the voluntary organisations. These arrangements are now well advanced, and I therefore do not feel it is necessary to issue a special instruction.

Photo of Mrs Mavis Tate Mrs Mavis Tate , Frome

Could the right hon. Gentleman tell me which Department or which co-ordinating body is responsible for the admittance of these girls to canteens, which has been agreed in principle?

Photo of Mr Winston Churchill Mr Winston Churchill , Epping

I think that if there is any doubt on the matter, it would be better to address it to me or to the Deputy Prime Minister.