§ 61. Mr. THURTLE
asked the Secretary of State for War if, in view of the unpopularity of compulsory church parades with many of the troops, he will secure that in future such parades are not to be compulsory?
§ Mr. SHAW
This question, among others, was very fully investigated by a Committee whose report was presented to Parliament in 1925 and published as Command Paper No. 2376. The Committee recommended that there should be no change in the existing arrangements as regards church parades. If the hon. Member has fresh evidence which suggests that the matter should be reconsidered, I shall be glad if he will send it to me.
§ Mr. THURTLE
Will the right hon. Gentleman consider substituting for these church parades private Bible study in the barrack room?