HC Deb 27 April 1966 vol 727 cc679-80
13. Mr. McMaster

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what steps are being taken to improve the married quarters and recreational facilities available to members of the forces stationed in Bahrain.

Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu

We are building a second all-ranks swimming pool at Muharraq, improving the joint officers' club and we plan to build a third all-ranks pool at Jufair. Most of the Service families at Bahrain live in hirings; if the hon. Member has any particular com- plaint to make about these or the married quarters, I will be glad to look into it.

Mr. McMaster

In view of our imminent withdrawal from Aden, will the hon. Gentleman bear in mind the urgency of these measures, including particularly the need for proper air conditioning in married quarters, and will he see that the facilities are sufficient to meet the increased needs at Bahrain when we withdraw from Aden?

Mr. Mallalieu

Most certainly.

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