HC Deb 06 July 1949 vol 466 c2145
68. Mr. Frederick Lee

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he will arrange for an issue of light raincoats for summer wear for the Air Force.

Mr. de Freitas

I regret that for financial and other reasons the issue of raincoats to airmen and airwomen is not practicable at present.

Mr. Lee

Would my hon. Friend rather see Royal Air Force men decked out in nice new raincoats than with grubby old groundsheets round their shoulders?

Mr. de Freitas

I do not agree that the groundsheets are grubby or old, but I would much sooner see them with raincoats.

Brigadier Head

Will the Under-Secretary assure the House that the Royal Air Force is capable of producing a good umbrella at the moment?