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Territorial Army (Institute, Shanklin)

Volume 148: debated on Wednesday 9 November 1921

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asked the Secretary of State for War whether a new institute is being erected for members of the Territorial forces at Shanklin, Isle of Wight; whether a promise has been given that facilities for the sale of intoxicating drink will be provided if 50 members join the institute; and, if so, whether the matter will be reconsidered, in view of the objection to wet canteens being associated with institutes of this character expressed by the abstaining parents of young Territorials?

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. I have no information as to whether a licence has been applied for or promised. A grant of a licence rests with the discretion of the local licensing authorities, and I am not prepared to intervene in the matter.