HC Deb 30 March 1960 vol 620 cc1325-6
45. Mr. de Freitas

asked the Minister of Defence what evidence he has of racial discrimination in the leave and recreational facilities available to men and women of the Royal Air Force at camps and establishments administered by the Royal Air Force and the other services, respectively; and what steps he has taken to remove such discrimination.

Mr. Watkinson

There is no racial discrimination in any of the Services. However, inquiries about the position in every leave centre throughout the world are not yet completed. I will certainly make a further statement as soon as possible.

Mr. de Freitas

Is the Minister aware that only last week the Secretary of State

probably has been, it stands as official Government policy, and that is most undesirable.

Mr. Watkinson

I should have thought that the policy has worked rather well, It has kept the peace.

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