68. Miss Ward
asked the Secretary of State for War when he expects to have the provision of huts completed for the anti-aircraft personnel; and whether, where huts are not completed, he will authorise general officers commanding to purchase through ordinary trade channels, if not available through Army stores, additional equipment to provide adequate protection?
§ Mr. Hore-Belisha
Hutting to provide sleeping and feeding accommodation for all anti-aircraft personnel should be completed by the middle of December. General officers commanding have authority to exceed normal scales of equipment when extra protection is required, and, if Army stocks were not 522 available, they would be supplemented by special purchases, made locally if necessary.