§ 40. Mr. Messer
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware of the dissatisfaction felt by members' of the Home Guard at the decision to charge those who attend the week-end training camp at Chigwell 12s.; whether he is aware of the strong resentment felt by officers and non-commissioned officers at the interference by senior officers in the holding of meetings; and what steps he is taking to remedy the grievances?
§ Captain Margesson
No charge is made for attendance at approved courses of instruction for the Home Guard. The course to which my hon.: Friend refers was started on an unofficial basis by members of the Home Guard themselves who fixed the charge of 12s. to cover their expenses. The course has now been put on an official footing, however, and the charge has accordingly been abolished. As regards the second part of the Question, I do not know what meetings my hon. Friend has in mind, but, if he will let me have particulars, I shall be very glad to look into the matter.