HC Deb 10 March 1954 vol 524 c2225
31. Mr. P. Williams

asked the Under secretary of State for Air whether he is satisfied with the heating arrangements in Royal Air Force camps.

The Under-Secretary of State for Air (Mr. George Ward)

Yes, Sir, in general.

Mr. Williams

Is my hon. Friend aware of the criticism that has been made by the United States General Wray of the heating systems in our camps, and is lie willing to make any statement about it?

Mr. Ward

I have seen that statement. I think we ought to bear two points in mind when we consider this matter. First, American customs with regard to heating are rather different. Some of us think that they warm their rooms rather too much. Second, most of the camps that the Americans have taken over in this country were war-time stations, and we ourselves would not regard the heating provided there as satisfactory for the Royal Air Force in peace-time.

Mr. Williams

May I think my hon. Friend for the warmth of his reply?