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Royal Palaces (Orderlies)

Volume 640: debated on Wednesday 10 May 1961

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asked the Secretary of State for War to what extent soldiers are used as servants in any of the Royal Palaces; and whether he will issue an instruction, to all commanding officers not to permit such practices.

The answer to the first part of the Question is eleven. If suitable volunteers can be spared it is a long established custom to allow the Household Brigade to provide a few men for duties in the Royal Palaces, usually as orderlies, and I see no reason to stop this.