Voluntary Aid Detachments

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army – in the House of Commons on 9th September 1942.

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Photo of Mr Daniel Lipson Mr Daniel Lipson , Cheltenham

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is now able to make a statement with regard to the future status of the Voluntary Aid Detachments?

Photo of Mr Duncan Sandys Mr Duncan Sandys , Lambeth Norwood

I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given by my right hon. Friend to my hon. Friend the Member for Bournemouth (Sir L. Lyle) yesterday.

Photo of Mr Daniel Lipson Mr Daniel Lipson , Cheltenham

Is my hon. Friend aware that members of the Voluntary Aid Detachments have been kept in suspense about their future for a long time, and will he bear in mind the need for coming to a decision very soon?

Photo of Mr Duncan Sandys Mr Duncan Sandys , Lambeth Norwood

I am aware of the urgency of the matter. The reason for the delay was explained in the answer given yesterday.