HC Deb 18 October 1944 vol 403 c2355
20. Major-General Sir Alfred Knox

asked the Secretary of State for Air if he can inquire into the supply of beer to units in Italy, where American units get six bottles per head per week and men of the R.A.F. not more than a half-bottle.

Sir A. Sinclair

I am looking into this matter and will communicate with my hon. and gallant Friend as soon as I receive a report.

Mr. Evelyn Walkden

Has not N.A.A.F.I. already taken over breweries in Italy, so that there is no longer any need to send beer there from this country?

Sir A. Sinclair

I think there is a great shortage of supplies and I entirely agree with my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Wycombe (Sir A. Knox) that we should do all we can to increase them.

Mr. Walkden

But cannot supplies be stepped up there?

Sir A. Sinclair

We do all we can.