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Allied Forces, Uk (Welfare)

Volume 498: debated on Wednesday 26 March 1952

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Defence whether any decision has yet been reached on the question of the co-ordination of the welfare, recreation and extension of hospitality to allied forces in the United Kingdom.

No final decision has been taken, but Air Chief Marshal Sir George Pirie is, at the request of my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary and my noble friend the Secretary of State for Air, and with the assistance of the United States Air Force authorities, undertaking a number of visits to units of the U.S.A.F. in this country and will be submitting a report. Much valuable assistance has already been given by the Women's Voluntary Service and the English Speaking Union.