HC Deb 30 April 1941 vol 371 c442
8. Mr. Culverwell

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware that for two days prior to the recent visit of an eminent person to a Royal Air Force training camp, of which he has been informed, flying and other training were stopped in order to prepare the camp for inspection, and that aviation petrol was used to cleanse the floors of the hangars; and whether he will take steps to prevent such waste of time, labour and material?

The Under-Secretary of State for Air (Captain Harold Balfour)

My hon. Friend has been misinformed. I am advised that there was no interruption of training prior to or during the visit referred to, nor were the hangars cleansed with petrol as suggested.

Mr. Culverwell

Is my hon. and gallant Friend aware that I received these allegations from two men serving in the camp whose honesty I have no reason to doubt, and that I am glad to hear he has been able to refute them?