HC Deb 14 June 1944 vol 400 cc1958-9
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.