HC Deb 26 January 1944 vol 396 cc666-7
8. Mr. Burke

asked the Secretary of State for Air to state the amount of the daily food rations issued to the members of the R.A.F. in India; and whether he is aware that these amounts have to be supplemented by purchases from the private resources of the men.

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

The daily food ration issued to the Royal Air Force in India is the same as that issued to British soldiers in India. The amount and composition are subject to the supervision of the medical authorities. So far as I am aware, there is no general complaint against the scale of the ration.

Mr. Burke

Will the Minister make special inquiries with regard to the Servicemen in the Poona area, because in a number of letters to relatives the complaint suggested in the Question is well founded?

Captain Balfour

Certainly, Sir. As I said in my reply, my right hon. Friend is making an inquiry and I will take note of the point which the hon. Member makes.