HC Deb 10 July 1946 vol 425 c375
18. Mr. Sidney Shephard

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air if he is now in a position to make an issue of overcoats and boots to cadets of the Air Training Corps.

Mr. de Freitas

I am afraid that we cannot make these issues at present.

Mr. Shephard

Is it not a fact that some hundreds of thousands of overcoats have been handed in by demobilised Royal Air Force personnel, and could riot those overcoats have been issued to these cadets who have been waiting ever since the inception of the Corps?

Mr. de Freitas

I am well aware that these cadets have been waiting, and in some cases, complaining. However, I can asure them that their interests are not being overlooked. It is not a matter of only one Department. On the question of what we are to do with the overcoats which have been turned in, those which are serviceable are taken back into stock and reissued to airmen who are called up.