Physical Training (Hoops).

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

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Miss Ward:

asked the Secretary of State for War for what purposes the hoops are used which have been ordered for the Army?

Photo of Sir James Grigg Sir James Grigg , Cardiff East

I think my hon. Friend probably refers to the use of hoops for the physical training of the Auxiliary Territorial Service. They will be used for the same purposes for which they are regularly used in women's physical training colleges.

Miss Ward:

Is my right hon. Friend aware that those hoops were ordered by the physical training side of the Army, and were not an order from the A.T.S. direct?

Photo of Sir James Grigg Sir James Grigg , Cardiff East

The hon. Member is better informed than I am.

Photo of Mr Oliver Locker-Lampson Mr Oliver Locker-Lampson , Birmingham Handsworth

Will the right hon. Gentleman not waste wood in war-time?

Photo of Sir James Grigg Sir James Grigg , Cardiff East

The whole cost is about £100; so it does not waste very much wood.