§ Mr. Sorensen
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware of grievances arising through soldiers having to purchase food through their rations being stolen and also through Dominion troops stationed near British troops being able, because of their higher pay, temporarily to buy up available supplies of cigarettes and other commodities; and whether he will remove these grievances in the one case by reimbursing soldiers who have had to purchase food under the circumstances mentioned and in the other case by guaranteeing to British soldiers a supply of the commodities they need to purchase?61W
§ Mr. Eden
It my hon. Friend will inform me of actual cases of soldiers having to buy food owing to thefts of rations, I will have the circumstances investigated. I have no information that shortages of cigarettes and other commodities have occurred owing to purchases by Dominion troops, but clearly the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes and local shopkeepers should be able to adjust supplies to meet demands.