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Women's Land Army

Volume 395: debated on Thursday 2 December 1943

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asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is satisfied with the amenities and entertainment at present available to members of the Women's Land Army?

Yes, Sir. As members of the country community, Women's Land Army volunteers can take part in the activities of such village organisations as Young Farmers' Clubs and Women's Institutes. They are also eligible for the special amenities provided for transferred war workers, such as grant-aided clubs and entertainments arranged by E.N.S.A., C.E.M.A. and the Ministry of Information, while in addition there are some 600 clubs organised by the Land Army itself which plan their own recreational activities. For those members of the Land Army who work in particularly isolated areas, I am glad to say that my Department has now been able to arrange weekly transport facilities to the nearest town.