asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that larger numbers of British and Dominion Forces are on leave in London than at any time since the declaration of war; and whether he will give an undertaking that there will be no substantial withdrawal of welfare amenities either for officers or other ranks until the number of men and women visiting London on leave is such that they are no longer required.
Yes, Sir. It is my aim to maintain the present standard of welfare for those on leave in London and elsewhere on a scale necessary to deal with all those who require it. This depends a great deal on our securing adequate accommodation, and on this I am in constant touch with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Works.