HC Deb 21 June 1944 vol 401 c169
15. Mr. Driberg

asked the Secretary of State for Air what are the difficulties of accommodation which make it necessary to grant officers longer periods of disembarkation leave than non-commissioned officers who have been on the same training courses in Canada.

The Secretary of State for Air (Sir Archibald Sinclair)

Officers and airmen arriving in this country from training in Canada cannot always be accommodated immediately owing to shortage of space at the reception centre, which is particularly acute in the case of officers. When this happens it is necessary to extend disembarkation leave which, in normal circumstances, is the same for both officers and airmen. Further accommodation, with larger officer accommodation, has recently been provided and will, I hope, result in easing the difficulties to which I have referred.