Mr Harold Balfour

Former MP for Isle of Thanet

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Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force: Food Regulations (Offences) 15 Nov 1944

    The number of officers reproved by the Commander-in-Chief was three, not four. None is employed at the Air Ministry. Two have left the Service at their own request. The third is employed as an assistant adjutant in the rank of flying officer in a unit outside the Air Ministry.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force: Food Regulations (Offences) 15 Nov 1944

    Yes, Sir. Irregularities were committed when Service transport and labour were used for the business of the farm. The farming activities were carried on, not for private reasons, but for the benefit of the station institute. The irregularities were taken into account by the Commander-in-Chief when he investigated the case and dealt with the offenders.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force: Food Regulations (Offences) 15 Nov 1944

    I have said that these irregularities were committed when Service transport and labour were used in a way in which they should not have been, and it is admitted that wrong entries were made on that particular form. These were made by comparatively junior officers, in an excess of zeal, in thinking that they were carrying out the requirements of their senior officers. This transport was...

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Former MP for Isle of Thanet

Entered the House of Commons on 30 May 1929 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 15 June 1945 — General election

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