HC Deb 21 March 1951 vol 485 c2395
4. Mr. H. Fraser

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware that, at the Personnel Drafting Centre, Hednes-ford, Staffordshire, there are no facilities for recreation or physical training or drill, that the accommodation is now in a poor state of repair; and, in view of the residence there of 1,000 men for an average stay of six weeks and more, whether he will take steps to improve conditions.

Mr. A. Henderson

Facilities for recreation, physical training and drill do exist at the R.A.F. Station, Hednesford. In view, however, of the increase in the number of recruits under training, the number of playing fields is being increased. The living accommodation consists of temporary hutting, which is not of the same standard as permanent barrack blocks. Certain improvements are, however, at present in hand, and I can assure the hon. Member that everything possible will be done, within the resources available, to improve the living standards at this station.