HC Deb 28 June 1944 vol 401 cc700-1
9. Mr. Quintin Hogg

asked the Secretary of State for Air what information is now to hand regarding the number of officers and men in the R.A.F. who have applied for registration for the Parliamentary franchise as a result of the promised inquiry.

The Secretary of State for Air (Sir Archibald Sinclair)

I have received reports of the results at a number of units but as I should like to give the House a representative picture I would prefer to wait a little longer before making a statement.

Mr. Hogg

Is my right hon. Friend aware that his right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for War gave us fairly full information about a week ago? Is he not rather mortified to be so behind the Army in this matter?

Sir A. Sinclair

No, Sir. I have some reason to hope that when I can present the picture it will not be found at all a mortifying one.

Mr. Leach

Is the right hon. Gentleman satisfied that his own officers are doing their best to facilitate this arrangement?

Sir A. Sinclair

Yes, Sir, I am glad to say that I am satisfied that that is so.