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

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 17th November 1942.

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Following is the statement:

The profit on trading with the Army and Royal Air Force at Home and Overseas for the first two years of the war amounted to6,695,577
From this amount there is a liability to refund to the Government:
*For profit margins on sales of goods forming part of the ration862,921
In repayment of the share of the cost of N.A.A.F.L/E.N.S.A. entertainments borne by the Government160,715
Leaving a balance of5,671,041
From this balance the following distributions have been made:
Discount allowed and Rebate paid out (principally to unit funds each month, to be spent for the collective benefit of the men)4,505,772
N.A.A.F.I.'s share of the cost of N.A.A.F.I./E.N.S.A. entertainments1,054,374
Amenities for troops overseas88,980
Total distributions5,650,126
In arriving at the above profits no reserves whatever have been made against possible losses during the period of post-war demobilisation.
* The basis of charging for all items of the ration supplied by N.A.A.F.I. is to be delivered cost; hence the liability to refund to the Government the sum of £862,921, in respect of certain items charged at a higher price.