§ 15. Mr. Hugh Lawson
asked the Secretary of State for Air if he is aware that cadets of the A.T.C. are being asked to undergo a week's strenuous training at R.A.F. stations; that this training is likely to render the civilian footwear of the cadets unserviceable; and if he will consider the issue of Service footwear to the cadets who attend these periods of training.
§ The Secretary of State for Air (Sir Archibald Sinclair)
I regret that, owing to shortage of materials, it will not be practicable to issue Service footwear to cadets undertaking voluntary training at R.A.F. stations this year.
§ Mr. Lawson
Is the Minister aware that his answer means that cadets will be prevented from undertaking this training?
§ Sir A. Sinclair
I only wish I could provide boots, but I am afraid the supply situation does not allow it.