Licensed Premises (Officers and Other Ranks).

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 28th July 1942.

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Photo of Mr William Thorne Mr William Thorne , West Ham Plaistow

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will take steps to put out of bounds any hotel or public-house where it is shown that the licensee refuses to serve a soldier who wishes to obtain any refreshment in a room or lounge used by officers of the Army?

Photo of Mr William Brown Mr William Brown , Rugby

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware of the feeling excited amongst American, Australian, Canadian and British troops by the exhibition in public-houses of notices, "Civilians and officers only"; whether these notices are exhibited as the result of instructions from local officers commanding; and whether he will take immediate steps to put public-houses exhibiting such notices out of bounds?

Photo of Sir James Grigg Sir James Grigg , Cardiff East

I am not aware that this practice is prevalent. If the hon. Members will bring to my notice any cases in which they think there is cause for complaint, I will inquire into them.