§ 14. Sir A. Knox
asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware that airmen in North Africa complain that they can only get one pint of English beer a week to drink; and whether arrangements can be made to increase this quantity?
§ The Secretary of State for Air (Sir Archibald Sinclair)
I am aware that there has been a shortage of English and other beer for the Forces in North Africa. Efforts are being made to increase the supply but the difficulties, of which transportation is one, are considerable.
§ Sir A. Knox
Will the right hon. Gentleman take into consideration that I have had a letter from the commander of a squadron who says that morale is likely to suffer if these troops do not get beer?
§ Sir A. Sinclair
I am very anxious, I can assure my hon. and gallant Friend, to get more beer out to the troops.